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#1 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:36 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm running Windows XP Home with SP2. Every time I run a virus scan I see my AV program starting to sweat when it gets to C:\System\Volume Information\_restore and starts scanning about a bazillion of those things.

I was just wondering what those things were.

Thanks for any information.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:38 PM

Those are your System Restore points.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

You can make changes in the alloted space for restore points so you don't have a bazillion files :thumbsup:
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#4 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:36 PM

Hi garmanma, Hi usasma,

Thanks usasma I was thinking that might have been what all of those little buggers were but I wanted to be sure before I did anything about them.

Thanks garmanma, I read through that stuff till I found what I needed and reset System Restore from its high end of 66582Mb to its low end of 200Mb.

Now I'll make a new restore point and dump all of the rest.

YIKES! :thumbsup: I'm looking at the system properties under the remote tab and where it says Remote Assistance the box that says "Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer" was checked.

I have NO intention of allowing anyone remote access to my machine and I know that I had made sure that that box was unchecked some time back... so how the heck did it get turned back on?

How many other places are there that I should look for settings that allow file sharing or remote access to my machine?

I know that I've disabled all of them that I had found in the past but I don't remember for sure how I had done it and I don't really know if I had gotten to all of the things that I needed to check to make sure that no one is able to access my machine from anywhere other than right here where I'm sitting.

Thanks for any information on this.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:20 PM

How many other places are there that I should look for settings that allow file sharing or remote access to my machine?

All of them! :thumbsup: (just kidding!)

There are a number of programs that will enable this sort of setting with little or no notice to you - one example is some Norton products. It all depends on reading what the programs will do when installed, then thinking back a bit on how it's gonna affect what you want your machine to do.

The easiest thing is to block the ports that Remote Assistance uses (Port 3389) - but be aware that it can affect other things that you do, so keep an eye open. Here's a link with more info on it: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457004.aspx
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:26 AM

Hi usasma,

Thanks for the reply. *takes big aspirin* I'll get started reading there and see what I can discover.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:30 AM

You might like to read: System restore FAQ

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:53 AM

Hi Juha,

Thanks for the link, I'm getting eye strain from all of this reading.

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