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Import Registry Backup After Viral Removal


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#1 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:18 AM

Dear everyone,

If infections are found and removed, is it reccommended to perform a registry import of the last backup before the virus was found? Or should that be left alone?

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:40 AM

Hey Darren!

I don't really think that is necessary, and i've never heard of it being done before. If you do get an infection, if you have confidence in the tools you are using, there is no need. If the scanner you are using says that the infection has been cleaned, then you should trust it when it says it has been. Sometimes you find that some keys remain in the registry after an infection is removed, but they are harmless.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

You should however, SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent reinfection from an old restore point. Any trojans or malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete files, trapping viruses inside. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to set a new RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
3. Then go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
4. Click "OK".
5. Click the "More Options" Tab.
6. Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:34 PM

David,
Thank You for that..I have just completed the system restore and removed old ones.
Darren




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