Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:01 PM
I am not sure if I have some weird type of infection on my PC or not but would like the opinion of you guys here.
My operating system is XP Home edition SP2 and I use Comodo Firewall Pro, BoClean, Avira Antivir and SpywareBlaster as real time protection. I also use AVG 7.5 Antispyware and SuperantiSpyware manually on a weekly rota basis. All these programs are kept up to date.
My query is in regard to System Restore and how often it makes restore points. I clean up my pending files in CFP on a daily basis and in the last couple of weeks I have noticed that I seem to be getting a lot of restore point files in my pending tray in CFP. When I highlight the file it says the following.
Fifoed\System volume info\_restore:A0059955.exe
The number changes for each one but other wise the info is the same for around all 320 files. I had thought previously that I seemed to be getting a lot of restore points but as my security scans are clean apart from 5 or 6 tracking cookies I thought no more about it until doing a scan with AVG Antispyware today. It found the usual tracking cookies which I deleted and then signed out of my PC. When I signed in again this evening I checked the Pending Files in Comodo and found I had 313 files pending, all with the same info as above . I thought that is strange as I had purged a similar amount when I signed in this morning. Suddenly I remembered something I had read here about certain types of malware hiding in the system restore files and as I had just deleted the tracking cookies which the scan had unearthed wondered if it had something to do with this.
A long time ago I found and followed an article here on BC.com about emptying the System Restore files and starting again with a new restore point but can't remember how to do it. Can anyone help with this or offer advise?. Thank you.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.