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#1 LuckyHat


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:43 PM

AVG Anti-Spyware dectected a Adware.Comet in C:\System Volume Information\_restore{00EFF98B-5705-4D9A-BA78-7681A60AFB54}\RP32\A0012102.exe Should I delete it?

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 12:38 AM

Hi LuckyHat,

Yes, you should allow AVG-AS to clean (delete) Adware.Comet.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:51 AM

The malware was found in the System Volume Information Folder which is a part of System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, AVG may not be able to access it to delete that file.

If that is the case, then you should Set a New Restore Point and purge the old ones in order to remove the file.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
If AVG is able to remove the file you still should set a new restore point when done, to enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 06:49 AM

Check in your Add/Remove program for Comet.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 06:55 AM


You have on open HJT log. Animal has closed both of your XP topics and I am closing this one. Following multiple helper's advice will extend your downtime and confuse your fix. Please be patient and follow ONLY the HJT team member's advice that takes your log.

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