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#1 DottieR

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

I just finished wiping and reinstalling after a bad infection. Everything is done and working well. I created a system restore point. Can I use it to wipe out infections? Question is for future reference. Not the first time I had a bad infection and so is probably not the last.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:28 AM

No. But what you can do is use disc imaging software to create an image of your drive and save it in the event you ever need to use it. You should also use disc imaging software on a regular basis (save the images to a second hd or other off-disc media).

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:02 PM

Thanks. Guess I will have to stick to killdisk. I don't have money for imaging software.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:11 PM

There are plenty of free imaging/cloning/backup programs available...if you have the will to use such.

Just use Google and you will find a variety of programs.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

I will check it out, thanks. The article I looked at only mentioned Norton and a couple others that cost.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:13 PM

You might also initiate a query for such at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum57.html .

Example: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm .

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:38 PM

In my opinion, the best free disc imaging app is Macrium Reflect

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

Good suggestions guys. I will check them out. Many thanks.




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