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Could not defrag pav.sig


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tammylynn

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My first time here so bare with me please. I defragged my XP and at the end, it had logged that 1823 fragments (4.00GB) that could not be defragged. It was titled "\WINDOWS\pav.sig. Any idea what this is or how to fix it? The progress bar was striped like it had not been defragged at all. :whistling:
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That is part of Panda Anti-Virus. You need to defrag in Safe Mode so programs aren't running in the background. That way the files can be moved.
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I defragged in Safemode as you said and it's still there. Any other ideas I might try?
Thanks
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Ther are some files that cannot be moved such as those from your anti-virus program. Did defragging in Safe Mode do a more thorough job this time?
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Thank you Whiskeyman, but I did it in SAFEMODE and there was no change. Would it help if I uninstall my antivirus and antispam, etc, then reinstall afterwards? Is there anyway to prevent this?

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Some files are always in use regardless of how you start Windows. Panda's virus file definition is one of them.

I would not worry about being unable to defrag it, its not a critical file.
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Thanks Ned. AOL live help gave me some ideas to get rid of the virtumunde and speed things up abit. Im fixing to try them. Ill let yous guys know how it goes.
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AOL doesn't know it's butt from a hole in the ground. If you need to remove infections I strongly suggest to do the following.

Read this;

You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Required steps before posting your log.

Then post a HJT log here;

Malware Removal - HiJackThis Logs Go Here
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