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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:14 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:01 AM
Can I use System Restore to remove virus or malware infection?
NO. System Restore was not designed to be a virus or spyware removal tool and should not be depended on to do so. Click here for more information on virus and spyware removal.
If Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect a file which you know to be malicious, use its built-in FileAssassin feature for removing stubborn malware files.
Also, I have this shortcut icon on the desktop 'Windows XP Recovery'...what is that? 819byte file that was created at the time of the infection 830pm 6/5/2011. Not sure what to do with this and where it came from...malware? Do I uninstall it? I havent opened it.
Caution: Be careful what you delete. FileAssassin is a powerful program, designed to remove highly persistent files. Using it incorrectly could lead to serious problems with your operating system if removing a critical file.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:08 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:21 PM
so I'm inclined to suspect it was not affected when you did the restore. Do not try to click on it as its not likely to do anything that will uninstall it. If anything it may be an executable file so just remove it the way I instructed which will ensure its removed and not executed by clicking on it.
file that was created at the time of the infection 830pm 6/5/2011
Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:56 PM
Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:46 AM
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