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Question re System Restore and Virus Scan

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Cinders, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. Cinders

    Cinders Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    OS Windows XP Home

    Can someone please clarify for me, if after completing a virus scan with system restore disabled, should system restore be re-enabled before or after re-starting the pc. :confused:

    Thank you for advice. :)

    Cinders
     
  2. Dust Sailor

    Dust Sailor

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    Reboot after the virus scan and set another restore point .
     
  3. Cinders

    Cinders Thread Starter

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    Thank you

    Should the restore point be set after system restore has been re-enabled?

    Sorry to appear eo dumb about this.

    Cinders
     
  4. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hi---- Yes, that is the only way to set a new Restore Point.

    If any antivirus program or scan has found an infected file that is in the System Volume Information or _RESTOR area, those can only be removed by turning off System Restore....turning it off removes ALL your saved Restore Points so you MUST (when you restart and turn Restore back on), create a new Restore Poiint. You want to make sure you are not creating a Restore Point with malware, adware etc still on the computer though. Have you made sure? Want help checking that? Post a Hijackthis log>

    www.radiosplace.com

    Download hijackthis.exe, but you need to create a new folder first to hold it, running it from a temp location or without it being in it's own, separate FOLDER will result in the backups not being saved in that same folder...sometimes, you need those backups. I usually create the folder to hold hijackthis.exe somewhere like My Documents folder or Program Files.

    Post the HJT log here in your thread. Someone will take a look at it and help you.
     
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