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What's "Generic volume shadow copy"?

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Old November 21st 10, 01:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default What's "Generic volume shadow copy"?

I'm doing a complete system scan at the moment (AVIRA is my AV). I'm
doing it after a restart, because my email-and-news software (Turnpike,
quite old) behaved oddly once or twice.

It may have nothing to do with that fact, but twice a "new hardware
found" popup has appeared, and when I let it proceed to the point where
it tells me what the new hardware actually is, it has said "Generic
volume shadow copy". (I cancel it at that point.)

I haven't added any new hardware (it's a netbook, with nothing plugged
into it other than the power supply at the moment). I _have_ added a
"subst" into my startup sequence, but that was a few days ago, and the
popups have only appeared on this session.

Any idea what it is? It _sounds_ as if it just might be malware, but I'm
fairly careful, and have never had any in decades of computing. (Avira
says it's done 41.3% - scanned 47215 objects - so far, and not found

I'll just go to Google it ...
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