Scanning XP computer over the local network

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Sorry if this is an elementary question but:

I have one machine with NAV installed, and a second running
Windows XP Home on the local network.  I can scan filesystems
on the XP machine from the first one, however the directories
C:\Windows and C:\Program Files are not shareable, therefore
are not scanned (Symantec silently skips over them).  Of course
these are also the directories most likely to have viruses
in them.  The normal Windows dialogue box for sharing does not
operate due to their being system directories.

Is there a way of making them shareable/readable?  (A brute-force
approach would be make readable copies of them, and scan those.)

Thanks,
Steve

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| Sorry if this is an elementary question but:
|
| I have one machine with NAV installed, and a second running
| Windows XP Home on the local network.  I can scan filesystems
| on the XP machine from the first one, however the directories
| C:\Windows and C:\Program Files are not shareable, therefore
| are not scanned (Symantec silently skips over them).  Of course
| these are also the directories most likely to have viruses
| in them.  The normal Windows dialogue box for sharing does not
| operate due to their being system directories.
|
| Is there a way of making them shareable/readable?  (A brute-force
| approach would be make readable copies of them, and scan those.)
|
| Thanks,
| Steve

XP Home Edition on both computers ?

XP Professional supplies the administrative shares;  c$, D$, etc  which is not
available on
XP Home.

Perform the scan on the system from the POV of that system.


Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal
Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the
PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you
can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded
the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode
[F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run
in Safe
Mode.  It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive
PDF help
file.  http://www.ik-cs.com/multi-av.htm

Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm


* * *   Please report back your results  * * *





--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Nope, NAV is on a Win95B machine.

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Thanks for the info, on this and Multi-AV.

Steve

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You have GOT to be kidding!
you mean you can persuade NAV to install on a Win95 box, and update to
anything like competence in the current climate??

--
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I'm not why this surprises you.  NAV was installed
on this Win95B box some number of years ago, and "Intelligent
Updater" (X86 version) runs correctly when downloaded from
Symantec.  They haven't quit supporting it or anything.

Steve

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Please quote the details of the current database and engine versions - I
honestly do not believe this!

AFAIK, any version of NAV that would install on Win95 was deprecated years
ago - and any more modern version would be so bloated that it would eat the
average Win95 machine for breakfast and come back for seconds.

I can only assume that you got lucky, and have never had to clean-install
NAV onto this system since about 2000?

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

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I will give you this information next time I have access
to the system in question, which will be in perhaps a day.

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Yes, I installed NAV from CD onto this Win95B machine sometime
around 2001.  The system has only required one soft re-install
of the OS, which didn't affect NAV.  (Perhaps this means I'm lucky?)

I have a only slightly more recent Win98SE machine that also
has also been running Norton all along with no problems.

Steve

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It's NAV program version 7.50.846, scan engine 4.1.0.6,
virus definition file 80624g dated 6/24/06.  (I've been updating
it about every two weeks.)

Steve

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Heh - just sent a response to your earlier post.
You seem to have a winner there, as the longest surviving Norton client :)
NAV 2001, installed c2001, updated to currency - well done! - I'd never have
believed it was possible.

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's


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I had no idea this was unusual.  It's only five years old.
Much of the other S/W on the computer is two years older
than that.  

BTW if there's any further answers to my original question
of scanning the XP system, I'd be appreciative.  (So
far, the approach of copying the system directories then
scanning the copy seems to have some value, but I doubt
it's achieiving a full scan.)

Steve

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Sorry - I forgot all about your original question!  (mea culpa!)
I'll come back to it in the morning... it's rather late here (and there's
too many beers under the belt, ATM, for a sensible response) - bookmarked
for the morning!

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's


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| Sorry - I forgot all about your original question!  (mea culpa!)
| I'll come back to it in the morning... it's rather late here (and there's
| too many beers under the belt, ATM, for a sensible response) - bookmarked
| for the morning!
|

You are going to get a Beer Belly Noel !!  :-)


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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LOL!!  You obviously haven't seen him.  He weighs about 135 lbs. soaking
wet.   We zoftig women detest skinny men like him!!  (G)

We are off to the Land of Lobster and Anne of Green Gables on Sunday
(PEI and Nova Scotia).....yummmmm.  I will diet when I get back.

Cheers....Figgs
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Not quite, Figgs - I haven't weighed that since 1973 when I left Uni....
normal weight for me is around 145-155 pounds nowadays (but I haven't put
myself on the scales for *years*!)... I still wear size 32/34 waist trousers
though :)

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's


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| Not quite, Figgs - I haven't weighed that since 1973 when I left Uni....
| normal weight for me is around 145-155 pounds nowadays (but I haven't put
| myself on the scales for *years*!)... I still wear size 32/34 waist trousers
| though :)
|

Luck you  :-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Noel Paton wrote:
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hmmm... same weight but narrower waist... i must be taller than you...
or denser (i'm sure lots of people will vote for the latter)..

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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|
| LOL!!  You obviously haven't seen him.  He weighs about 135 lbs. soaking
| wet.   We zoftig women detest skinny men like him!!  (G)
|
| We are off to the Land of Lobster and Anne of Green Gables on Sunday
| (PEI and Nova Scotia).....yummmmm.  I will diet when I get back.
|
| Cheers....Figgs


Please email me some Nova Scotia Lox  :-)


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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With or without bagels??  (G)

Figgs
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|
| With or without bagels??  (G)
|
| Figgs

Nah...  just the Nova Scotia Lox  :-)

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Scanning XP computer over the local network

Finally found the references I was looking for!
http://service4.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2000011107215039
The last version of NAV that Symantec claim is compatible with Win95B is NAV
2001/7.0 - so that fits with your timeline.
According to http://definitions.symantec.com/defs/update.txt , definitions do
still come down for this version - but the list at
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/download/pages/US-N95.html
doesn't include either NAV2001 or NAV2000 (or even 2002!) - which explains
my confusion, perhaps.

One does tend to wonder, though, whether a program which specifically states
that it is no longer compatible with the OS is a suitable one for ensuring
the security of that OS? Is there anything left of the original NAV6/7 which
ensures Win95 compatibility and effective use?
With Norton's unenviable record of support for Win9x systems since 2000, I'm
still mystified why they have the repeat sales that they do.

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
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