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HMMMMM....A LITTLE HELP WITH INFECTED FILES!

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February 9, 2002 5:32:12 AM

Alright, i have norton anti virus 2002, and it found a sub7...
i got rid of that, but just to be sure, i ran the check on the system volume information...
and it found some infected files in the system restore files.
what i am wondering is, can i delete these files, seeing as how they are "uncleanable".
if they are restore points, wouldnt i be able to delete them, and then create a new restore point?
USING WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL.
quick help would be great!
thanks in advance!


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-

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February 9, 2002 7:14:04 AM

N E 1?
i have this thing sitting here open, so that i can just delete them.
alright...


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 9, 2002 9:15:34 AM

hmm
found out that norton skips those files when it scans....weird...
anyone know if it is safe to delete them tho?

i would like to be able to go to sleep knowing that there arent any detectable viruses on my computer......


-DAvid

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February 9, 2002 11:07:28 AM

you can delete the restore folder, but of course then you wont be able sto do a system restore- of course you wont want to in this case! disable system restore or it wont let you delete the folder.


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February 9, 2002 8:54:09 PM

after i delete the files, can i make a new restore point?
like with no viri?
thanks for the info BTW! :smile:

-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 9, 2002 10:37:18 PM

yep

If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
February 9, 2002 11:37:07 PM

awesome...
gonna do that now..
also, should i just delete the files through norton, or should i search for the file, and delete it?
man, i feel like a newb with this...lol

-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 10, 2002 7:18:36 AM

weird, weird, weird...
i found some restore information on my d partition, which is not where xp is installed...
hmm..and it is infected with the virus...
assuming that i can delete this?


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 10, 2002 7:24:26 AM

ok, i cant delete them, because they are in use?????/
weird.
how would i go about making them not in use?
like how can i pause the system restore?

-DAvid

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February 10, 2002 9:13:33 PM

anyone?

-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 11, 2002 2:01:23 AM

I guess Norton didn't find all the virus. Is this right?

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February 11, 2002 2:07:09 AM

Go to site below and let it check your hard drive.


<A HREF="http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp" target="_new">Virus check</A>

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February 11, 2002 2:17:56 AM

well the thing is, i had a sub 7 thing on my computer...but i deleted it....i knew it was a sub7, because my little brother was trying to hack into his friends comp or something....
but the file was just on my computer, not ran on my computer, and i guess windows backed it up.....and now i cant delete the files that have the backed up virus because they are in use...
i cant even delete them manually...
i will let that site scan my computer...
i had to let norton include the system volume files in order for it to pick up the backed up files...
<A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp" target="_new">http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp...;/A> picked it up....but couldnt delete them.
all i need to know is how to go about removing the backed up files.the files that it is finding are in the system volume information on my d partition...
where it is apparently putting the restore points...because it logged my last program install in a text file in there.......

-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 2:28:15 AM

De-activate system restore; Delete system restore folder on all partitions/hard drives; Re-activate system restore; Set new restore point.
February 11, 2002 2:31:11 AM

alright...where do i deactivate it...
i am still learning all the tricks in xp...
but funny thing is..the pc pitstop thing didnt catch it...
it probably doesnt scan sensative windows files like that....
norton doesnt by default...


-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 2:39:05 AM

never mind...i found a way to do it...lol
in the system restore itself...and if i turn it off there, it deletes the previous restore points....and then i assume that if i enable it, it will make a new one by itself..
but i am scanning with norton one more time.
if it finds it still, i will do this.

-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 2:56:01 AM

proceeding to disable disk monitoring...


-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 2:58:27 AM

completed...
disabled, then re-enabled...
and monitoring..
proceeding to scan computer.


-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 11, 2002 3:13:06 AM

Let us know how it worked.

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February 11, 2002 3:21:06 AM

OMG>>>>EVERYTHING IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!




heh....just kidding...the only thing that is gone is the virus...
no more!
yay!....celebration time...
now i go get a glass of water..
thanks for the help everyone!

-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 3:32:47 AM

Whooo! That was close, huh?

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February 11, 2002 3:35:38 AM

you know it.


weird that i couldnt just delete the files...


i guess that the monitoring thing just keeps those files active, so that every little change, it logs, and then if something goes wrong, and i need to go back...it will be able to...

-DAvid

-Live, Learn, then build your own computer!-
February 11, 2002 3:37:36 AM

It is handy to take a snapshot just before you install new software,
drivers and so forth. It they mess up your system you can just roll
back to where you were.

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February 11, 2002 7:40:12 AM

yeah, this windows xp thing is becoming less and less elusive...hehe.
but yeah, i think me had a feature somewhat like this, but man, i didnt even use that os long enough to need it...
i think i used me for a day or so, and then BAM, everything went south, and i lost everything.
but i have used the xp driver rollback on my old server...kinda cool....


-DAvid

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February 11, 2002 9:07:48 AM

Glad you sorted it, sorry I couldnt re-reply, wasnt by pc all weekend


If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
February 11, 2002 6:48:31 PM

eh, no biggie....but thanks anyway! :smile:

-DAvid

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