Cause of fsav.exe return code 12

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Cause of fsav.exe return code 12

What is the likely cause of error code 12 in Windows folder?

 

Or put another way: how can we reproduce this error code in a test environment?

 

I get that the description for error code 12 is "Failed to open some targets, these objects may still be infected".

 

  • Does this mean the file/folder is locked by another process?
  • Does this mean that the file/folder did not exist at all?
  • Does this mean that the file/folder was too large?
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Scholar

Re: Cause of fsav.exe return code 12

Here are the details:

 

Windows 2012

F-Secure version 14.55.111

Run FSAV.exe from .NET process

 

Turns out we had a threading issue, whereby the files in the folder were removed half way through the scan.

 

I'm guessin the FSAV process enumerates the files in the folder first; and then iterates over the list. We had a densely populated folder so this took a while.

 

Another process inadvertantly removed some of the files.

 

Thanks anyways.

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Re: Cause of fsav.exe return code 12

Hello,

 

We need details:

 

- OS versions

- F-Secure versions (endpoint software and centralized management software)

- What were you trying to accomplish and how?

 

Best regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

Scholar

Re: Cause of fsav.exe return code 12

Here are the details:

 

Windows 2012

F-Secure version 14.55.111

Run FSAV.exe from .NET process

 

Turns out we had a threading issue, whereby the files in the folder were removed half way through the scan.

 

I'm guessin the FSAV process enumerates the files in the folder first; and then iterates over the list. We had a densely populated folder so this took a while.

 

Another process inadvertantly removed some of the files.

 

Thanks anyways.