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What's "Generic volume shadow copy"?

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Old November 29th 10, 03:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default What's "Generic volume shadow copy"?

It is possible that some sort of malware is un-registering the Volume
Shadow Copy service, and, as a matter of course, I would run both MRT.exe
and MalwareBytes (both "full" scan - not the "quick").

This would explain the behaviour.

What service pack are you running - if you have not already done so, would
you consider upgrading to service pack 3 ??......

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals
and Developers (316.4MB)

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File (544.9MB)


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
In message , Twayne
Having read all your reponses to date here, it sounds very much like you

Are you sure you have done so, because:
1. it is not my AV, but the OS's own trap, that is objecting. You know
how when you add new hardware, and the system asks for a driver, and you
load the driver that came with it, as often as not you get a popup
warning you that said driver is not "Microsoft signed" or something like
that. What was happening was that - despite not having added any new
hardware - the "new hardware found" thing was popping up (saying the new
hardware was this "... shadow copy"), and when I let it find drivers for
it, the "not signed" box popped up.
2. I already had several restore points present; presumably the shadow
copy thing must have already been there in order to make those. So why is
it popping up again?
just won't do it. A good firewall (ZoneAlarm?), a good AV package (not

I have a firewall (plus what's in the routers of course).

Avira) and good malware detectors are the "norm" for protection. Some
claim that programs like Super AntiMalware & such are all that's needed;
don't beleive them. Many programs may catch many of them, but no single
program yet will catch all of them; there are just too many of them and
increasing every day.

Agreed. (How many of each [AV, firewall, detector] - and which ones - do
_you_ run?)



(Why the lines at the end?)
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985

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