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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.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

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
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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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