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#1 visionquest

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

Hi, I have a question related to system restore. When I first set up a HP desktop for a friend, after each software installation I created a restore point. So the machine has a restore point for a full XP Pro install and SPs and all Office, Adobe Acrobat and some other CAD and project management software. If I were to restore the machine to one of these much earlier restore points, would that eliminate any infections and fix booting problem? All data is backed up to an external drive.

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Noel

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

It could probably fix your booting problem as long as the booting problem isn't part of the infection
It depends on the type of infection and how bad it is, whether or not it will work
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#3 visionquest

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:15 AM

garmanma, thanks for your reply. I have decided to post in the malware forum to see if the infection can be removed first.

Regards,
Noel




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