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Question About System Restore.


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#1 KevinH

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:55 AM

Hello!


I unfortunately have been getting the "Inqwire" ad-ware pop-ups.
I ran a system restore that took me back a few weeks ago.
My question is would this undo any harm that was created via the "Inqwire" adware :thumbsup:
Any help is greatly apperciated!

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 05:28 PM

Only if the harm was to the registry. Rather than restore to a previous date, run an anti-spyware program. You probably have more spyware lurking around.

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 07:39 PM

You should run some basic spyware scanners to see if you have any other Spyware/Malware installed on your computer.
Download them, update them, and then run them.
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
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