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    virus

    I have 8 viruses in a folder called C:_RESTORETEMP and would like to know what this folder is for and can i delete it?

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    Re: virus

    How do you know they are viruses?
    Are you running any anti-virus software?

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    Re: virus

    I am running AVG and every time it tells me a virus has been detected but access is denied to delete it,What is this folder anyway??

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    Re: virus

    What operating system are you running on? It sounds like a temporary folder used for running a system restore.

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    Re: virus

    windows me

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    Re: virus

    Whew! I don't know about the fact that Avg says they're viruses, but I remember that when I was running WinME and eventually turned off system restore, the only way I could delete the folders was to do it from a DOS window. Frankly, I can't remember if I booted the system with a DOS disk or if I opened a DOS "box" within Windows.

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    Re: virus

    ...don't know whether I'd delete the Folder, but I sure as eggs would try to delete what's inside it, or, indeed, any TEMP folder. (See my site for insructions on how to arrange to do this semi-automatically).
    It could be where your VS has quarantined files to. On my XPP system, AVG has transferred certain nasty e-mail attachments to such a folder, and will recognize them again (if you leave 'em there) when you do a manual disk scan.

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    Re: virus

    Ricky ~

    If you are using AVG, you can safely delete those ~RESTORE/TEMP files safely. Your Windows version has a function called "system restore" (available only in windows ME and XP). This function allows you to restore your system settings if there is any problem, but it seems that the virus has infected the directory, where restore files are saved at. No big deal. To enable deleting these files, you need to disable this function:

    Under windows ME:
    1. Close all open programs. Then right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click the Performance tab.
    4. Click File System.
    5. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
    6. Check Disable System Restore.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Run a custom test on just the System Volume Information on your local drive and let AVG do its duty. It will send them to the vault and then delete from there.

    For the heck of it, those of you using XP:
    1. Close all open programs. Then right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click the System restore tab
    4. Check Turn off System restore on all drives.
    5. Same as #8 above.

    After doing this, there should be no problem to access infected files in RESTORE/System Volume Information directory. If you have not executed the virii initially, these 'backup' copies are non-lethal, can be safely removed and you have nothing to worry about. <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/yinyang.gif>

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