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I put viruses in the vault..but when you clean the vault -what happens--
thanks
Michael



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jewel:
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They go to never never land
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On 10/04/2008 10:51 AM, Max Wachtel sent:
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Please permit me to ask the OP's original question, but in a much more
precise manner.  In using the AVG Virus Vault application, if a file is
deleted from this application's escrow, is that file deleted much like a
Windows file is deleted (and hence eminently recoverable) or is the file
permanently scrubbed/overwritten and not able to be undeleted except
with expensive scientific & heroic measures?  The distinction of course
is important.

Windows files, that are simply deleted, have their filename's first
character changed to a 0xE5 and the FAT entries are deleted.  Also, when
a file is moved from its original location to AVG Virus Vault's escrow
location, is the /original/ location scrubbed?

Reading the AVG Virus Vault on-line documentation, provided no
definitive answer.

Warm regards to all.

Pete

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"1PW" wrote:

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Yes, but most people don't use FAT these days. NTFS is a completely
different animal.

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I doubt it but why is this important? I know of no malware that tries
to undelete files and if it did would be very unlikely to succeed.



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On 10/05/2008 09:54 AM, Ant sent:
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I stand corrected.  Not enough beer when I wrote that.  :-(

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Hi Phil:

I agree - I don't know of any either.  The scenarios are admittedly
quite obscure, but a person might try to undelete a deleted infected
file from Virus Vault's escrow, for whatever reason, and copy the now
undeleted infected file to its previous location and now they're
possibly re-infected.

There is no accounting for the actions of some when they are desperate,
inexperienced and ill advised.

Pete

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I believe that it is a regular windows type delete and not "scrubbed".
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