after performing a full system scan, adaware found quite a large number of trojans (many of them are saved images of a certain prurient nature... cough) and before i could verify that they are in fact infected, windows update restarted my pc and it seems like i lost the results of that last scan.
currently i am 19 hours into a rescan and windows is once again giving me a 'windows will reboot in 15 minutes' message... i can't just sit by the pc all day so i would really appreciate an option to pause, save and resume scanning / deleting. help?
i am using the free edition of adaware.
How do you check for false positives?
a lot of the trojans that adaware is detecting are somehow slipping by the full array of virus detecting software on virustotal and jotti, which raises the following questions:
first, what does this mean? are these false detections? (a lot of the files that are turning up as such are 'no cd' exes that bypass cd checking, so i really HOPE these are false positives; i'd rather not have to wrangle with a drawer full of cds!)? furthermore, are there any other reliable, free virus scanning websites other than virustotal and jotti for confirming the presence of malware? finally, how do y'all check for false positives?
PSS: imho these websites deserve a mention in the 'useful free tools' sticky under 'general support.'