A friend's computer was infected with numerous viruses and a ton of malware. When she would boot the computer it would launch IE and continue launching it over and over faster than you could close them until the computer bogged down to a crawl.
I used a few different virus scanners as well as malwarebytes and it would appear it is clean now except the add/remove program list has a ton of items listed that are not programs and there is no way to get rid of them or clean and rebuild the list that I can see. I could try a restore point but she is not sure when the problem started and thinks all was okay in August but I hate to take a chance on restoring and then finding out the viruses are all back plus I am not sure what was done since that point that might be lost.
Would appreciate knowing if there is anyway to rebuild the add/remove list or what the consequences of restoring to a point two months ago would be.
The other option would be to restore the registry from the regback folder but again am not sure what the negative consequences of this might be either.
I would appreciate some advice from someone knowledgeable on the subject.
I just checked and it would appear that either Windows XP did not use a regback folder or if they did it is in a different location than in Windows 8.
Edited by hamluis, 31 October 2014 - 10:40 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.