Computer Security & Viruses/AntiSpyware and mapped drive


Could you explain the computer logic for this situation?

Using XP on my client computer and NT on my server, I have a drive mapped to the server where I keep a lot of files.  I have run an antispyware program.  It finds and quarantines a particular file.  Yet every time I run the scan it finds and quarantines it again.  Is it somehow regenerating or is the program just finding it in quarantine and giving the same response....or something else?  FYI, the anti spyware program is called SuperAntiSpyware.

SuperAntiSpyware only has limited repair abilities, so all it can do is quarantine that file. It is best when used together with an antivirus program and indeed is not intended to find and repair most viruses. If you are not running an antivirus program, it would be a good idea to install one. Kapersky antivirus is compatible with SuperAntiSpyware. You can get a free trial version of Kapersky at It should be able to detect and remove that troublesome file and anything else that may have infected your computer.

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Carolyn Meinel


I cover Windows, Linux, TCP/IP and Ethernet security questions. I do not cover Mac, smart phones, or other networking issues.


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