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Systen Restore feature questions


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KALI-ALI

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I recentlyhad a bad case of spyware/malware and a virus that cannot be cleaned. I ran all the programs to get rid of the spyware and it seemed to work but I am still experiencing some problems. The background on one of the accounts is still black and I cannot get to the appropriate display property window to add one. I only get the options for screensaver and settings. Mcafee says to remove the virus (alemod.e.dll) I need to disable System Restore because the virus is probably in a backup file. By disabling that I will lose all previous restore points. I was wondering if I restored my system to a previous state would I get the appropriate display property window back? What does it actually save and restore? Even if previous files were infected with spyware, couldn't I run spyware removal programs to get rid of it? I have also been having problems like Microsoft updates failed to install, I tried to update a dat file from Mcafee and when I ran the installation it said 'registry could not be read'. Also windows messenger keeps popping up at startup and I have it set not to run at startup or in the background. I tried the command from the tweak post on how to remove messenger for good but it did not work. If I go back to a previous restore point when all theses things worked would that solve my problem? Thanks.

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Johanna

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The short answer to your question is....probably not.
http://msdn.microsof...stemrestore.asp

Have you been to the malware forum for advice?

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Cranky

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Hi KALI-ALI

It wont hurt to do a system restore but it might not help either.
It sounds like you still have a malware problem. I would try here and if it doesnt
help post a hjt log.

Go through all the steps listed in the link below.
If you are still having problems post a hjt log in the malware forum and
someone will help you. :tazz:


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