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Thread: Windows System Restore and Viruses

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Windows System Restore and Viruses

    If this has been posted before, sorry.

    It is possible for a virus to be backed up when your windows (ME & XP) system creates a restore point. Your virus scan can't clean the file, so you have to take an alternate action.
    Below is the link that I found. It worked without a hitch.


  2. #2
    Old Fart
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    It is my understanding that this is possible in at least some cases. Case in point being the klez worm (if memory serves me correctly), where Symantec recommended that system restore be turned off before using the removal tool, and using restore points created prior to cleaning was discouraged for safe measure.
    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    that is correct sir

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