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System Restore / Adaware & Virus

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wizzkid, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. wizzkid

    wizzkid Thread Starter

    Jan 7, 2003

    I have just discovered by way of the Kaspersky on-line virus scanner that in several of my system restore points there is a virus and several adware items. But I am not able to remove these with the scanner. How can I remove them. My AV doesn't even detect them (Macafee) neither does any other scans I have made.

    Thanks in advance

  2. MFDnNC


    Sep 7, 2004
  3. Bert Kinney

    Bert Kinney

    Mar 14, 2005

    Virus infection detected within restore points will not re-infected a system unless the system is restored using System Restore. Once the system is confirmed clean of infection then disable System Restore which will delete all existing restore point.

    How to Disable and Enable System Restore:

    The reason for this is if something goes wrong in the virus/malware removal process you will have no way to reverse your actions. Sometimes the removal process can be more damaging to the system than the infection. Two examples would be if the system became unbootable, or if the ability to connect to the internet to retrieve additional cleaning utilities is lost. So it is a good practice to leave System Restore intact until the cleaning process is over.
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