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Yellow Triangle With Exclamation Point - Not System Problem


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#1 ChelleBelle

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:53 PM

My computer has been taken over!! I will go to websites and randomly being taken to others. A yellow triangle pops up at random times telling me either: You have been infected by spyware or your computer is running slowly. I have checked the Control Panel = Device Manager and there are no system problems. I have run ATF Cleaner, Hijack This - Removed all the infected 02's etc.OT2, SDfix, Malware Bytes, and Combofix. It still happens. Also my desktop turned blue and had a spyware warning on it. Win_perfomance was installed somehow along with internetsomething? The internetsomething deleted after I ran all the programs but Win_performance still appears. Can anyone help me? I have included a screenshot. Posted Image

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:33 PM

Give running the SmitFraudFix a go and post the scan repot back,please.
For XP/2K/2003/Vista only

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:47 PM

Well after nothing found Vundo. I did a system restore and the exclamation point and the background are now gone. I will post the list Smithfraud gave me anyway though!

SmitFraudFix v2.309

Scan done at 17:44:28.64, Mon 04/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1202653480\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.1\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.1\shellmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

hosts


C:\


C:\WINDOWS

C:\WINDOWS\default.htm FOUND !

C:\WINDOWS\system


C:\WINDOWS\Web


C:\WINDOWS\system32


C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles


C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner


C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data


Start Menu


C:\DOCUME~1\HP_Owner\FAVORI~1


Desktop


C:\Program Files


Corrupted keys


Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"Source"="http://www.alexkava.com/album/images/bg.jpg"
"SubscribedURL"="http://www.alexkava.com/album/images/bg.jpg"
"FriendlyName"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\1]
"Source"="About:Home"
"SubscribedURL"="About:Home"
"FriendlyName"="My Current Home Page"

IEDFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


VACFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Sharedtaskscheduler
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


AppInit_DLLs
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"AppInit_DLLs"=""


Winlogon
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,"
"System"=""


Rustock



DNS

Description: SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 68.105.28.11
DNS Server Search Order: 68.105.29.11

Description: SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 68.13.16.25
DNS Server Search Order: 68.13.16.30
DNS Server Search Order: 68.12.16.30

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11


Scanning for wininet.dll infection


End

Give running the SmitFraudFix a go and post the scan repot back,please.
For XP/2K/2003/Vista only

Please download SmitfraudFix

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm



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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:03 PM

Hi,OK please run the next portion from safe mode.

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a Notepad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
  • Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart anyway into normal Windows. A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt

Warning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

Run MBAM again (normal Mode)and post back the 2 logs Smitfraud and MBam

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Acan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#5 ChelleBelle

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:09 PM

Here is the SmithFraud Log
SmitFraudFix v2.309

Scan done at 16:48:32.59, Wed 04/09/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in safe mode

SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

Killing process


hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost

VACFix

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


Winsock2 Fix

S!Ri's WS2Fix: LSP not Found.


Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri


Deleting infected files

C:\WINDOWS\default.htm Deleted

IEDFix

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri


DNS

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{627DF34D-AFB4-45BD-BC02-F51776C3C1EA}: DhcpNameServer=68.13.16.25 68.13.16.30 68.12.16.30
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{647DC464-250E-43C4-B2C4-F756C76B5E26}: DhcpNameServer=68.105.28.11 68.105.29.11 68.105.28.12
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{EEAB1A9B-4B4F-4587-9722-F2C3D010791F}: NameServer=68.105.28.11,68.105.29.11


Deleting Temp Files


Winlogon.System
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"System"=""


Registry Cleaning

Registry Cleaning done.

SharedTaskScheduler After SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll


End




And here is the Malware


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.11
Database version: 604

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 33033
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 29 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 24
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{e4e3e0f8-cd30-4380-8ce9-b96904bdefca} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{fe8a736f-4124-4d9c-b4b1-3b12381efabe} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{c9c5deaf-0a1f-4660-8279-9edfad6fefe1} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\popcaploader.popcaploaderctrl2 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\popcaploader.popcaploaderctrl2.1 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{df780f87-ff2b-4df8-92d0-73db16a1543a} (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{04a38f6b-006f-4247-ba4c-02a139d5531c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{3c2d2a1e-031f-4397-9614-87c932a848e0} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\minibugtransporter.minibugtransporterx.1 (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{147a976f-eee1-4377-8ea7-4716e4cdd239} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mywebsearch.pseudotransparentplugin (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mywebsearch.pseudotransparentplugin.1 (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{2e9937fc-cf2f-4f56-af54-5a6a3dd375cc} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{741de825-a6f0-4497-9aa6-8023cf9b0fff} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{56256a51-b582-467e-b8d4-7786eda79ae0} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\MiniBugTransporter.MiniBugTransporterX (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\MiniBugTransporter.MiniBugTransporterX.1 (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PopCapLoader.PopCapLoaderCtrl2 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PopCapLoader.PopCapLoaderCtrl2.1 (Adware.PopCap) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Schemes\f3pss (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\{07aa283a-43d7-4cbe-a064-32a21112d94d} (Adware.Zango) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Casino (Adware.Casino) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\licencia.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\telefonos.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\textos.txt (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edited by ChelleBelle, 09 April 2008 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:09 PM

Ok you removed a lot of junk there. How is it running now?
A lot of the things (adware) removed are from free games,popcaploader.
Do you have an antivirus installed,i may have missed it.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:32 PM

Ok you removed a lot of junk there. How is it running now?
A lot of the things (adware) removed are from free games,popcaploader.
Do you have an antivirus installed,i may have missed it.

It's running much faster now! I didn't realize I had so much spyware! And yes I now have avast and threatfire installed. Thank you for all your help!

Edited by ChelleBelle, 10 April 2008 - 01:33 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:04 PM

Great news..

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

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.
  • Then 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.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:16 PM

I had done the new system restore but hadn't cleaned the old ones. Thank you again for all your help!!

Great news..

Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

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.
  • Then 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.






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