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My mouse stopped working and my system restore is an empty page

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March 25, 2013 11:54:58 PM

I have a simple PC , an AMD with dual core processor and 896 RAM. Its not very powerful but its enough for my current needs.

The other day I discovered a search engine I did not recognize and I felt trouble when i could not successfully delete it.

So, I tried a system restore date and it was then I lost control of my mouse. I finally discovered I could turn on my mouse by hitting F8 on the Windows Menu and hit Default settings, It fixed the problem and I also cnnot see the search engine any longer either, butt now my system restore page stays empty.

Should I leave well enough alone or is there a method I am not aware of to fix this problem.
Note: No checking or unchecking of a box fixes this problem.

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March 26, 2013 12:00:30 AM

Try an antivirus scan just in case...
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March 26, 2013 12:03:15 AM

you may have corrupted you system restores...try running spybot 2 to see if you acquired some malware.

http://www.safer-networking.org/2012/spybot-2-now-avail...

once it done if you had some malware, check to see if any restores show up...if not you might want to consider backing up your data and reinstalling windows.
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March 26, 2013 12:28:17 AM

Atomic War, you are the man! Im doing a spybot scan as I type, and Im a little miffed at purchasing Kaspersky 2012 as they should have been doing a better job. IMO.

I pretty well knew I had malware as the search engine in question looked highly suspect to say the least. The scan will take a while but suffice to say if Spybot doesnt correct the problem then I suppose a clean sweep of my windows XP is in order.

Thanks again AW
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March 26, 2013 1:37:34 AM

atomicWAR said:
you may have corrupted you system restores...try running spybot 2 to see if you acquired some malware.

http://www.safer-networking.org/2012/spybot-2-now-avail...

once it done if you had some malware, check to see if any restores show up...if not you might want to consider backing up your data and reinstalling windows.


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March 26, 2013 1:40:20 AM

I am in total amazement atomic war. The spybot link proved extremely usefull indeed. I downloaded it, and then started a scan. After the scan completed it showed 6 problems that I immidiately recognized as being the culprits. I hit, fix problems, and voila , in a few short seconds all 6 problems were now gone.

As a secondary , I hit 'system restore' and much to my utter amazement it was as it should have been. This is a first for me, that is to say anything that I have ever downloaded that actually corrected a problem I may have had. Fantastic.
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March 26, 2013 2:00:00 AM

any time your so very welcome!
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