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Stop Virus from turning off System Protection?

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#1 gm1138


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:54 AM

I have Vista Home Basic, and I know that Vista prevents viruses from tampering with the System Restore folder. A few days ago I was the lucky recipient of a rootkit/trojan agent, which was able to turn off System Restore and delete/damage/prevent System Protection from working. By turning off System Restore, the virus effectively deleted all restore points, thereby preventing my computer from recovering to a previous state. This seems to negate any benefits of tamper protection.

Is it possible to prevent anything from disabling System Restore? Thanks for any advice.


PS. Although I was unable to use System Restore I was able to press F8 at startup and select "Last known good configuration." This has not removed all the issues, but it seems to have gotten rid of the really nasty stuff, and System Protection has returned.

Edited by hamluis, 20 May 2011 - 09:26 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.

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