Is XP System Restore a fix?
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:09 AM
I've never used it, but I'm thinking I could go back to a point before I got this hijacker and get rid of it. At this point I know there is something buried in my computer that keeps bringing it back, no matter how many times Ad-Aware, etc clean it. Thoughts would be appreciated.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:12 AM
I'm currently running adaware, spybot, hijack this...all in safe mode. I hope it works...
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:19 AM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:45 PM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 07:57 PM
Wrong. You are thinking of NT.
No system restore is only good for one time of logging in. It loads the last known good configuration. If the spyware is on there,and you rebooted, then the system restore would keep the system in the same state.
XP keeps a number of restore points, the number depending on how much disk space you have allocated for them.
Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore.
Click Next and you get a calendaar showing the available Restore Points. If you have one dating from before your affliction then that would be good to use. Note that anything installed since then, not just malware, will vanish.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:04 PM
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