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Windows 7: is virus will still exist after doing a restore point??

07 May 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
is virus will still exist after doing a restore point??

hmm..

is virus will still exist in a affected files after doing a restore point in the day that the virus affect the file??

hmm is doing a restore point is a effective way to avoid virus ??

now im experiencing a virus that cannot detect by anti-virus, i know that is a virus but every time i scan it with bit defender ,it scans that there's no treat found

why is that so?

file that file name is sexy.jpg , xxx.mp4 and autorun (for sure its a virus)
its came from flash drive of my cousin i try to scan it but the result was no treat found.
when i try to open .jpg files all of my .txt files and installer files was collapse
but there memory consume still exist i also try to show hidden files but no hidden in the flash drive.

im not thinking of the files now but more i think of what if it affects my files without any notice.

so im trying to use restore point hmm is doing restore point will help me with this??


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07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Not only does system restore not delete a virus, it can in some cases copy the infected file.

It is better to turn system restore off, deal with the virus, and then turn system restore back on.

Have you actually tried to remove the virus?

If not, Malwarebytes is a good virus killer: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Further advice here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org//inde...showtopic=9573

If the virus proves to be impossible to remove, a clean install is the best solution.

You've learned the hard way that there is nearly always a price to be paid when you visit porn sites.
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07 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

i try to delete it but its not show in the recycle bin.
so its advisable to change my anti virus??

what so you mean to turn off my restore point.
i actually my own save of restore point that is last week but this actual day i affect by that virus at the same time i unistall my tune up so it save to the my restore point..

(before i had the virus i already uninstalled the tune up so the saved restore point was not affected yet by the virus on the flash drive)
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07 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This tutorial shows you how to enable or disable system restore.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

What anti-virus software are you using?

What is this tune-up software you are using? It can do more harm than good.

I stand by my original advice: disable system restore, remove the virus, and then switch system restore back on.

As for anti-virus software, many of us use Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...ity-essentials

If you decide to use it, make sure your old anti-virus software is uninstalled first.
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07 May 2012   #5

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hello ningpra
Alongside seavixen advices, you can download and use WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE:

What is Windows Defender Offline?

Good luck
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08 May 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hmm .. is MSE is more effecctive than bit defender
ok i will do install MSE
can i use window defender and MSE at the same time??

and how can i know if my system is already infected by the virus is there a way that can i trace virus inside a system.

hmm like cmd or appli that can trace virus in your system
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08 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

MSE will disable Windows Defender as it is designed to do.

Did you download and run Malwarebytes as I suggested in post #2?

If you want to make absolutely certain your computer is not infected, a clean install is in order as I suggested too.
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08 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK people,

WINDOWS DEFENDER IS NOT Windows Defender Offline

And you do not need to turn System Restore off.

Leave System Restore ON!

Run WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE, WDO (link in my signature)

For not only the thread starter, but for others, I strongly advise that you follow that link and that you actually run Windows Defender Offline so that you can familiarize yourself with the #1 malware removal tool.

The link will give a procedure for using WDO. The write-up is excellent.
We have a tutorial on using WDO which is also excellent.
I have a write-up, which I will include.

When you run WDO, WDO will automatically run a quick scan. AFter the quick scan finishes, you should always run a Full Scan over All drives.

To the thread starter, after you run WDO, then upload the four .log files referenced in my writeup.

For antivirus, I recommend, I install, I use MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials ( Link in my signature).
To understand Microsoft's unequalled computer security system, read:
Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software 2012 ~ Security Garden

HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
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The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
reinsert the usb stick
run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in 4 log files in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support
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08 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If Microsoft wanted to avoid confusion between Windows Defender and Windows Defender Online a different title would go a long way to doing just that.

As much as I appreciate your advice I don't like the hectoring manner in which it is given and I certainly don't like being addressed as though I were still at school.

We are all volunteers who while not having your level of expertise do like to help out where they can.

Your patronising manner and obvious frustration with us less knowledgeable peons is not pleasant and as an older member of the community I prefer to be advised in a civilized manner and not spoken to like a child.

I will in future be much more selective in which threads I reply to.
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08 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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If Microsoft wanted to avoid confusion between Windows Defender and  Windows Defender Online a different title would go a long way to doing  just that.
I agree 100%. The old title O Microsoft System Sweeper was much better in my opinion.
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