restoring McAfee quarantined files
Posted on 2009-07-10
Need to know how to restore .bup file
thumb drive got infected with W32/USBAgent virus which changed folders from "name" to "name.exe". McAfee quarantined "files" and removed them from the thumb drive. I went to restore them through the Advanced/Restore/Files screen in McAfee security center. Stated they were restored but they did not show up in the original location nor were they anywhere else on computer. Found all the quarantined files in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine". A typical file name would be 7d7b17101f1938a0.bup though the ".bup" isn't list in the search results only the properties screen. Copied one of the files to desk top and tried to open file by changing extension to .cab and extracting, having explorer open .bup file, removing .bup and assigning explorer to open...none worked.
Once McAfee states that the file is restored in no longer appears in security center restore screen.
XP Professional v2002 SP3