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#1 rjdana

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 12:11 PM

In my C:/Windows/Temp folder there are a lot of files with the *.avc file extension and I do not know what they are. I have attached a picture of my Temp folder to help. The files are troj000.avc - troj999.avc, worm000.avc -etc.and virus000.avc- etc. I have done a google to try to find out what thes files are but haven't had much luck so far. I run Spybot, AdAware, Norton and Trend housecall at regular times. I have Sywareguard and Spyware Blaster installed. I have run CCleaner. Nothing shows up. I think I am squeaky clean. I would like to know what these files are and if I need to leave them alone or delete..thanks..john

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:36 PM

Most likely AVG Virus Information Database (Grisoft). If you use AVG, those would be in its vault (they are harmless there).

There are many web sites where you can look up file extensions. This is one: http://filext.com/
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 01:42 AM

Most likely AVG Virus Information Database (Grisoft).  If you use AVG, those would be in its vault (they are harmless there).

There are many web sites where you can look up file extensions.  This is one: http://filext.com/

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Actually given the file name and the extension, I would say those are probably KAV signatures.
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Posted 09 February 2005 - 02:42 AM

Actually given the file name and the extension, I would say those are probably KAV signatures.

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Yes...they are...

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal\5.0\Bases. (Assuming you have used default settings, have Windows XP or 2000 and have KAVp instead of KAVpp)

The files with the same name and extensions should be there (somewhere there). Since that is the KAV Personal Anti-Virus Bases folder, you have nothing to worry about. KAV just puts files in the temp folder when it wants to copy update files to its bases folder.

Edit: I think you have Windows 98 or ME since you point to your Windows Temp instead of Documents Temp. In that case, just know that it is a toolkit file and a signature file used by Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Edited by LostAccount, 09 February 2005 - 02:50 AM.

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