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System Restore Dates Lost

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#1 weifang kites

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:50 PM

I have lost all the past system restore dates and the calendar that shows the dates (or any dates) this all happened last week.
I am operating an HP notebook. Before the following events happened i had my system restore points there. Now i cannot even set a new restore point.

three things i happened;
1. i defragmented my hard drive (C: not D:) I did this 3 times one after another
2. I downloaded WinRAR software to unlock files that were sent to me in RAR format and opened those files, sent some picture files using WinRAR
3. Using MSN messenger - had this weblink come to me and clicked on it.
„ƒΛ’„žΛ…Š€ŽΛΤ http://www.system-msn.com/contact.php?emai...cidausa@msn.com
I think this is a virus or something so how do i remove it??
is this what is responsible for me loosing all my old restore points??
how do I get my system back to normal without loosing any of my files and data??

help me please -- :thumbsup:


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#2 nightspydk


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 05:09 PM

I think it would be a good idea, that you do not deep link to a possible malicious site. Maybe you should change that http to hxxp.

You could start of by looking in this section. Check the tuts.

Always a good idea to do a scan yourself with anti-virus software.
Spybot s&d and Lavasoft Ad-ware are also helpful in removing spyware.

Good luck. :thumbsup:

#3 rowal5555


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:51 PM

I would be inclined to read this and do the recommended steps to get rid of possible nasties. You will have to use IE for most of the online scans

Hold down the WINLOGO key and press PAUSE/BREAK. Click on SYSTEM RESTORE and ensure that the 'Turn off System Restore' box is clear.

A good first line of defence is to install SITE ADVISOR for both IE and FireFox. http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ff.html

So, scan scan scan, and then make a new restore point each time before you install or change any thing on your computer.

Good luck

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