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Maddisa

"error opening" when scanning files

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My computer has been acting strange so I did a scan and most of the files came back with the message "error opening".  What can I do to scan these files and makes sure there isn't a virus on my computer?

*edited to add a copy of my scan log virus_scan.txt

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Those are files that are exclusively used by the operating system or you don't have permissions to access them. Simply ignore these records.

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Thanks for your reply Marcos.  Would it be possible to have a virus on these un-scannable files? Also, why wouldn't I have permission to access them?  It just seems like most, (all?) of the files on my computer came back as "error opening".  I am just worried and want to understand better.  Thank you

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40 minutes ago, Maddisa said:

Thanks for your reply Marcos.  Would it be possible to have a virus on these un-scannable files? Also, why wouldn't I have permission to access them?  It just seems like most, (all?) of the files on my computer came back as "error opening".  I am just worried and want to understand better.  Thank you

Click the link below for more information and explanation about locked files. It should put your mind at ease.

 http://support.eset.com/kb2155/?locale=en_US 

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ESET does scan these files during startup and again during shutdown to ensure that they are not corrupt. If a locked file contains a threat, it will appear in red text in the scan log–files displayed in blue are noted for informational purposes only and do not pose a threat to your system.

 

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Thank you so much SCR and TomFace!  I feel much better now. 

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