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jddarkdeath

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Alright so lets just start with saying i've killed every computer ive ever touched and I want to start changing that. That said lets get down to it. I recently aquired a very nasty malware, aurora/poller. Now i used bazooka to bring me to some usefull info cause avg does nothing to stop it as well as ad-aware microsoft anti spy ware etc. Now, I hate xp with a passion. Im a 95-98 person personaly thought xp is growing on me. Basic question is how do i create a restor pont/backup so that if i do screw up hardcore while trying to remove said malware that I can try again untill problem is solved?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, I would like to try this tonight as well.
Thans in advance,
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Hello and welcome to GeeksToGo. Why don't you go here and follow Step 5: Posting a HijackThis log ?? One of our Staff members can guide you through removing Aurora safely and easily, without the necessitation of possibly "killing the computer".
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using built in windows system restore wont help you. It doesnt back up files, just windows settings and windows stuff. Its not a backup program and so it will not backup other files such as other programs.

Edited by Pod0087, 14 June 2005 - 01:06 AM.

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Hahaha, thank you, Glad to be here. And if you suggest I shall. :tazz: many thanks.
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you're very welcome. That's what we're here for! :tazz:
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Malware is best dealt with by the Malware Team.

Please go here

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html



Run all the programmes as advised and then post a current Hijack This log to the Malware Section

Having a back up could include the items you remove, if you follow the instructions the malware specialist gives you then you won't remove anything essential.

However, click start then help and support then undo changes to my computer with system restore, put the dot in create a restore point then click next, name the restore point etc.

These restore points will only be useful to you in undoing a mistake, once the system is clear of malware, you should turn system restore off, reboot the PC, run disc clean up then disk defragmenter then turn system restore on and create a restore point.

You may be advised to turn system restore off as part of the malware removal process

Edited by Keith, 14 June 2005 - 01:10 AM.

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