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Removing virus from "System Volume Information" folder

Quite often antivirus scanner locate a virus, quarantine it than you find that the next day it's back again. What happened is that windows have included the viruses into the system restore point when it creates one. The folder that contains the restore point information is the "System volume information" folder this is a protected folder.

You may be able to see the folder at all. There are two methods of ridding yourself of the virus if the scanner is incapable. Both require you to be logged on as an administrator.
First method:

The first method is to remove all the restore points. Unless you are 100% sure you will never need to restore to a previous point then by all means do it.

1. Right click on my computer then click on system restore tab. Place a check mark alongside "Turnoff system restore on all drives" click Ok and close the dialog boxes.
2. Run your antivirus scanner again to make sure the virus is gone. You can choose to perform the task you can do only in the folder where virus is detected. In this case “System Volume information” Folder.
3. Once your are happy return to System Restore tab and uncheck the mark while you are there highlighted the drives, click Settings and slide the slider to the left to around 2%. This will release a significant amount of hard drive space. Windows default setting is to reserve 12% and on a 150 gig drive that can total 18 gigabytes. 2% will still give you enough room for an ample number of restore points. Click OK and close the dialog boxes.
4. Next, Create a new restore point. With any name you want.

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how can i remove virus


Removing viruses, though technical, is yet a very simple process if all the required steps are properly followed.
The basic steps are:
  • Buy or download a reliable antivirus software
  • Install the antivirus software
  • Update antivirus software with the latest virus definitions
  • Perform a complete system scan
Install an Antivirus Program in the System What is Antivirus program? An antivirus is a program that searches for, identifies and removes potential viruses existing in the computer system.
Antivirus software: Some of the most commonly and reliable antivirus programs available in the market are -
  • Symantec Norton antivirus
  • AVG antivirus
  • McAfee Scan
  • Microsoft Antivirus
The antivirus software should be updated regularly to retain its effectiveness.
Before installing the antivirus, close all open applications and terminate any suspicious processes using Task Manager. Sometimes, you may need to boot into safe mode or safe mode with command prompt to delete suspicious programs and references to them in the Windows Registry (run regedit from the command prompt to open the registry editor).
Search engines are excellent tools to find out whether a certain process is harmful or not. You can also get steps on how to remove a specific virus manually.
Removing the virus beforehand might be necessary, as some viruses will not allow an antivirus to operate. However, if you are not successful, you may still continue with the installation.

Scan the System to Identify and Locate the Virus Usually, the antivirus will run automatically when the system reboots after the installation. Therefore, it might identify the virus automatically. Moreover, you may want to run a quick system scan to locate the virus.
Troubleshooting the Virus Infected Areas After the antivirus identifies the infected areas, the next step is to rectify those areas.
Methods of Eliminating Viruses
Generally, the antivirus adopts one of two methods to eliminate the virus:
  • Removing the virus - When the virus can be easily identified and can be removed without affecting other files, then the antivirus removes it from the host place.
  • Quarantine - his is done when the virus cannot be easily identified removed from the file and the removal of virus means the removal of the complete file. In this method, although the virus is not eliminated, it is rendered inactive by moving the file into "quarantine" and renaming it.
Perform a Full System Scan Even after the virus is removed from the system, the next step is to scan the whole system to ensure that no infected files remain.

Aug 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When I run my spy sweeper and finishes i select quarantine and on one virus it tells me quarantined failed. how do I get rid of this virus?


it may be due to virus is running. You can kill the process from task manager or tuneup task manager. After killing the process you will able to quarantine the virus file. Best of luck .

Mar 02, 2010 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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i run a full sweep--i get a Mal/Behavioral-304 threat and when i try to quarantine it---it says quarantine fails...any body know whats up with thi???


Yea you got a bad virus that's what's up with that...download AVG Free edition. Its a good virus detection and see if that will quarantine it..if not then its time to back up your important files, docs, favorites, email, wipe out your hard drive and reinstall your operating system.

Mar 08, 2009 | Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware &...

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operanting sistem in quarenten


Any antivirus; unless it finds virus, never moves a file to quarantine. If it moved, then probably your OS is occupied entirely by virus.
Which antivirus are you using? Are you able to login into your system ? If yes, open the quarantine folder and replace all items. It is best if you do it in safe mode. Then scan for that trojan horse again. But before that, back up your important data and then scan. I recommend you remove all the virus after backing up of data and format your system once (all drives) and do a fresh install of OS.

If you are unable to open quarantine, try system restore to restore to a point earlier before that scan. It is in All Programs>Accessories>System Tools.

Jan 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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