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  • Virus detected but no acces to System Volume Info folder

    Can anyone help?!?
    Virus checker (AVG) keeps reporting a Trojan Horse on my XP Home system in C:\System Volume information, but cannot remove it as it is owned by administrator. I installed XP and don't recall setting up a specific admin account, just family members, who are all 'administrators' as distinct from restricted users. Tried creating an 'administrator' account, but it already exists - no idea what the password is... The Sys Vol Info folder appears greyed in Explorer, just like Recycler, and I can edit properties, but not save them. Have MKS toolkit installed and the SVI folder belongs to Aministrator:System user:group. Other folders, ie Perl, that also belong to Aministrator:System user:group I can access and edit as my regular user (who is supposed to be an administrator accoring to XP) but obviously not priviledged enough. Is a user login 'administrator' mandatory on an XP-home installation? Only the family logins are offered at the login prompt. Frustrating !!!! On my Unix systems, I'm root and can do anything - I figure I'm root on my MS box as well but arrrggghh!!!!

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    disable the system restore, and he would be emptied..
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
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