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ukboy

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i have a tiny comtputer, which came with windows xp preinstalled on it, all i have is a factory restore disk which puts the computer back into its original state, 3.5 gigs are set by on the computer for the restore, would it had of been possibe for a worm to infect the hidden memory in the computer that stores the information for the restore?
 

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Anything's possible, you have to be more specific as to why you suspect this has happened.
 
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if you got a virus, then your computer set a restore point then yes, the virus/trojan would still be there inside the restore.


but as johnwill said, would need more info to really be of help here.
 

ukboy

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sorry if i asked the question in a which you couldnot understand(i dont mean to be rude) this restore disk apparently does the same as reformating the computer and installing a new copy of windows xp, 3.5 gigs of hard disk(hidden in the computer) is put by and i guess containg files that are extracted some how and the computer turns to the state of when you first turn it on.
 
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