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System Restore

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#1 lgibbs


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

Hi, yesterday my computer got infected with a lot of spyware. I purchased Adware Alert and ran several scans, all showing files that were bad and supposedly removing them. This morning my computer had even more spyware on it. There were more than 20 web pages that tried to open. Fortunately, I turned off my modem last night. I contacted the people at Adware and went through the process they instructed me to. It consisted of downloading a file named 'SmitFraudFix'. While it did remove most of the spyware, now some of my basic programs won't work, specifically Word Perfect. I was going to do a System Restore in hopes of fixing the problem, but the System Restore will not work. When I submit my request to begin a restore, nothing happens. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:16 PM

Try this. Open Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, and then click Services and Applications. Click Services, and double-click System Restore Services from the list. Verify the service is started and running. If not, under Service status, click Start and change the startup type to Automatic.
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