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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by xrayben, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. xrayben

    xrayben Thread Starter

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    On-lone virus scan said I have an infected file called PE_HANTANER.A located in C:\_RESTORE\ARCHIVE\FS311.CAB but when try to delete the file it says file is in use and won't let me delete it. What should I do?
     
  2. $teve

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    have you an a/v program on your computer?
    if so,do a scan in safe mode.
    you can download the free avg antivirus here: www.grisoft.com
     
  3. xrayben

    xrayben Thread Starter

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    OK,Downloaded the A\V program and when I try to install it, the install for my Palm Pilot Desktop Program tries to uninstall.Now what?
     
  4. mtbird

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    You just need to purge the files that are in your system restore. Depending on what OS you are running, here are the instructions.....

    Windows Me:

    1. Close all open programs.
    2. Right-click My Computer on the Windows desktop, and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Performance tab.
    4. Click File System.
    5. Click the Troubleshooting tab.
    6. Check Disable System Restore, click OK, and then click Close.
    7. Click Yes to restart. This disables the System Restore feature and will purge the contents of the _RESTORE folder when the system is restarted.

    Windows XP:
    1. Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Click the System Restore tab.
    4. Check Turn off System Restore.
    5. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    6. Restart the computer.

    Be sure to turn your sytem restore back on, once you have purged the files.
    Debe
     
  5. xrayben

    xrayben Thread Starter

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    It was already checked. Does this matter?
     
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