| | Re: Anti-Virus Recommendation
"Ver Eecke Siegfried" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Kaspersky: How is this possible ??? This guy is an old viruswriter and
> he still continue in this style. He write something in the header of
> each file in order to scan faster. After uninstalling his product, my
> whole NFTS filesystem was corrupt... thanks Eugene, but no more with
I'll just clarify this one misconception of yours. Nothing happens to any
file "header" but there is an *option* (in the Pro version) in Kaspersky
for the program to mark files it has already scanned so that future scans
are much faster. This option - if not disbled by the user! - puts its own
metadata in an "NTFS stream" attached to the file (i.e., uses the Windows
feature ADS). If you're uncomfortable about this feature disable it.
You can also strip off the stream info if you prefer using any number of
third-party programs or get KLStreamRemover directly from Kaspersky.
Nothing is this does anything whatsoever to "corrupt" the file system!