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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:38 AM

Howdy,
I have Norton ani-virus on board. I read the scan results this morning and apparently some malware attempted to invade my computer. The report said that Bloodhound.Exploit.56 was denied access on Dec. 29th 2005 and Download.Trojan was denied access on Jan.6th 2006. The report also indicated that Norton was unable to repair either item.( I have windows XP SP2)

Norton suggests that I disable system restore, start in safe mode and then run a new scan.

I have a couple of questions that I hope someone can answer for me.

1) When Norton indicates that it was unable to repair, does that mean I am infected even though access was denied ?

2) Is there any reason why I could not change my system restore date to say Dec. 8th 2005 to get rid of these things ?

Thank You,
Dennis :thumbsup:

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#2 Dennis H

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:14 AM

Anyone ??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:59 AM

If you are willing to replace updates to programs, and any other changes you made Dec 8th to now,
that is the reason to use System Restore.
Your data remains in restores.
Make sure the data (like music files, videos, word docs)
you placed on your PC isn't a bloodhound56 thing, huh?

Yes, you can restore to a date prior and probably get rid of it.
Patch the OS with updates, immediately thereafter.

Seems some bloodhounds were kinda indicating exploitability
was available ... and as such were kinda a goad to purchase
more and better protection from "for pay" outfits like Norton.
I had one of those in Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta and I think
also Pest Patrol ...
but presently, in a changing malware climate, each case may
differ, so ... keep an eye on results.

Edited by phawgg, 17 January 2006 - 05:01 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#4 Dennis H

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:18 AM

Thanks for the reply phawgg. I am going to give system restore a shot right now.

Thanks,
Dennis :thumbsup:




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