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System Restore Help

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#1 lovexlustxrepeat


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Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

okay my windows xp pro has alot of adware, and i want to try system restore, and if that doesnt work im going to reboot it, i've never done it so if someone can tell me how to.

when u go into safe mode it asks if i want to go into it or click no and system restore will begin, but when i click system restore it says something that it can't be done and that you have to activate it.... how do i activate it and what do i do!?!? helppp!

also what should i expect when i do it?

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:22 PM

If System Restore wasn't activated, you won't have any restore points to restore to, so activating it wouldn't do you any good.
Please follow the directions I posted to your other topic:
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The HJT Team member that helps you, will explain to you how to activate System Restore.
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 11:37 PM

If you have a Dell, you can do a PC restore.....
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:08 PM

Whoa there ! Don't do a system restore as that will wipe your hard drive and reset the computer back to how it was when you just bought it. Follow the malware removal procedure first before giving up on the current installtion.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:59 PM

Windows System Restore will not reset the system state or delete any data, documents, pictures, etc that you have on your hard drive but the Dell Restore will.

Are you trying to use Windows System Restore or the Dell Restore?

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:36 PM

Why dont you just run AD-Aware or some other type of anti-spyware program??

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 02:22 PM

For adware and other malware removal download, update and run Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode.

If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.

A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make your computer to be different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

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