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BitDefender and Rescue and Recover folder reported as rootkit

2009-02-03, 22:03 PM

I just installed BitDefender and ran a "Deep System Scan".  It reports that all of the files in C:RRbackups are "Rootkit-Hidden Items".  When I go to the folder I cannot access it, nor can I remove the "Read Only"  attribute.  Is this malware or "working as planned"?  The only option BitDefender offers is "unhide" but I am loath to do this, yet, tillI find out what these files really are.

 

A typical file, as reported by BitDefender is C:\RRbackups\Documents and Settings\mylogonname\Application Data\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates

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Re: BitDefender and Rescue and Recover folder reported as rootkit

2009-02-03, 22:20 PM

Hello ronnsherman,

 

the solution is very simple. Uninstall Bitdefender and use Antivir, AVG, first are free for personal use or if you need a solution for company pay little for it.

The new and improved Norton Antivirus Suite should also work fast and secure.

 

Mostly these errors are reported by a not well coded software like Bitdefender.

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Re: BitDefender and Rescue and Recover folder reported as rootkit

2009-02-03, 22:33 PM

Thanks.  ( I have a T60 (2613-CTO) with 2GB,  running Windows SP Service Pack 2)

 

I had Norton 360 for a while but in the past month I have been getting Blue Screens of Death from it. I went thru a long debug process before pinning it to the package and went online to their support who confirmed it and said I need to reinstall.  Two re-installs later it was stillhappening.  Enough is enough. So I put on BitDefender (Internet Security) and since then the BSoD have vanished.  I picked BitDefender because it was top rated (by Cnet, I think)among 2009anti-virus/firwall packages.  AVG was also very highly rated. 

 

So you believe that this is a false positive?

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Re: BitDefender and Rescue and Recover folder reported as rootkit

2009-02-04, 10:26 AM

Yes, a false positive, if other suites or online scanner detect nothing.

 

Norton Antitvirus 2009, AVG or my personal favorite, Antivir, seems better coded, in regards of compatibility with thinkpad software and R&R utillities.

 

 

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Re: BitDefender and Rescue and Recover folder reported as rootkit

2009-02-04, 13:21 PM
OK. Then that ties into one other thing I am seeing in the Deep Scan - that everything in the SWTOOLS folder related to Rescue and Recovery is password-protected and cannot be scanned.
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