Hello Barking Spyder,
Here at BC we leave System Restore turned on until the computer has been cleaned. The reason for this is if something goes haywire, there is a working restore point, albeit infected one, to go back to. If you have turned System Restore off, please turn it back on. Infected files in System Restore are not a problem UNLESS you use system restore.
What we do when the computer has been disinfected is flush the restore points to prevent reinfection. 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 recently created Restore Point. NOTE: The directions in this link are for XP Pro. If you use XP Home, Disk Cleanup will start right away calculating the amount of space that can be saved. Wait until it's finished calculating. Then click on the More Options tab as outlined below.
- 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.
Incidentally, the file that Nod32 found was in the System Restore.