Perform a hard drive file-system check or defrag -> would that trigger AV detection?

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On any XP (or NT-based) computer,  

Would performing a file-system integrity check, defragmentation or hard
drive surface scan trigger anti-virus detection if the  system was
handling a malicious file during the task in question?

Can that question be asked generically, or does it depend on which AV
program is installed on the system?

Re: Perform a hard drive file-system check or defrag -> would that trigger AV detection?


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I'm pretty sure defragmenting a drive doesn't go through the same  
vectors as reading a file, so the A/V is not called upon; same for a  
surface scan. I also doubt checking the filesystem with the Windows tool  
triggers the A/V.

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