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I got a trojan virus in my windows xp desktop computer. I want to do a full system restore using the cd's I bought from compaq. Will this remove the virus? I also need to record photos and videos from the computer before I do the restore. Will the photo and video cd's be infected?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go! :)

If you think your system has been infected with malware, I suggest posting a new thread in the Virus, Spyware and Trojan Removal Forums. First, be sure to check out the Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide. This will help you disinfect the majority of malicious software from your system.

Usually doing a full system restore is the last thing to do... there are ways to clean your computer without formatting it!
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Follow what FearNothingProductions suggests.

In answer to "Will the photo and video cd's be infected?". Well maybe
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Thanks, I was going to answer that. Must have hit 'Enter' before I finished my thoughts... I was tired. :)

If the files are infected now, then the backups you make will be infected. But until you run anti-virus scans and really deep clean your system, it's hard to know if they will be infected.
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