Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:32 PM
Yesterday my computer was infected by the "Windows Restore" Virus. I have no idea how I got it. Dozens of error messages were repeatedly popping up. Not knowing it was a virus until it was too late, I allowed it to "scan." When I couldn't close a certain window, and saw the "Click here to activate full-functional version," I knew something was fishy. I thought all was lost, but was able to do a REAL Windows restore, which worked. I have full function once again, however, I cannot stop all those sites constantly showing up in my history. I have run 3 separate spyware/adware removal programs, to no avail. I read a little about this virus and it seems I am not alone. Also, my "favorites" have been hidden and I don't know how to restore them. I am running Windows 7 Professional with IE 9. Please, can someone help?