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Windows 7: Free ClamWin virus scanner moves most of Windows into quarantine

19 Nov 2010   #1
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
Free ClamWin virus scanner moves most of Windows into quarantine

Oopsie!

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A "very unfortunate coincidence" when updating virus signatures and scanner software caused the free ClamWin (ClamAV for Windows) virus scanner to run amok and move large numbers of files into quarantine on Windows systems. On the ClamWin forum, various users reported that 25,000 files, including system files, were moved into quarantine as a result – more or less the entire system.

The flaw has reportedly been fixed, but some users are struggling to restore their systems. The ClamWin developers have produced a batch file that allows the files to be restored to their original locations, but the batch file uses the information stored in the ClamScanLog.text file to do so – and the log file has a size limit of 1 MByte. For some users, this potentially means that numerous file paths won't be listed, so they will have to manually restore the files to their original locations.
From Free ClamWin virus scanner moves most of Windows into quarantine - The H Security: News and Features


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19 Nov 2010   #2
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Where do I sign up, sounds like fun.........
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19 Nov 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're too late, DBone. They already fixed it. I'm sure another A/V company will come along with a nasty f/p at some time or another, although I certainly won't wish for it to happen.
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19 Nov 2010   #4
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Anyone still have a copy? Want to send it to a few people I know!
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19 Nov 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Send it to our buddy REVOLUTION!

Early Christmas present!
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19 Nov 2010   #6
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Should I say '**** you freeware!' or '**** happens! It's ok!'?

Split into two different opinions. =\


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Send it to our buddy REVOLUTION!

Early Christmas present!
I can't stop laughing....
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