sfc /scannow overwriting virus

June 16, 2009 at 20:20:17
Specs: xp, 250
I wanted to try to use "sfc /scannow" ,just to see what would happen, and then windows came up with a dialog box ,saying "Windows File Protection- insert windows xp pro SP2 CD now". does this mean a windows file has been overwritten by a virus ?

I have done a virus scan with all anti-virus scanners, they found nothing. At this stage I am not suspecting any viruses, just wanted to try "sfc /scannow" .

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June 16, 2009 at 20:59:34
The link below explains the System File Checker feature. What occurred when you tried to run it is normal and not necessarily related to any virus or malware..

System File Checker (SFC) - scannow


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