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Windows 7: Unprompted registry update, system restore and clock change

13 Apr 2012   #1
Futant

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Unprompted registry update, system restore and clock change

Hello, not sure if I've put this in the right place, just hoping someone can put my mind at ease here. A couple of days ago I started my laptop and before the option screen (Windows 7 professional dual boot with Ubuntu) it said something about updating registry (unfortunately I cannot remember the exact wording), then just before the log on screen it said configuring windows as if it was the first time I'd used the computer. I found this odd as it has never done it before, slightly worried it is some sort of virus action? Later it crashed and while rebooting a 'safe mode looking' window that I have never seen before came up asking if I wanted to restore the system to an earlier date, I pressed cancel as it was something I'd never seen before and was worried that a virus had taken over... The computer is functioning normally, except that the clock went forward an hour, and I have scanned for viruses with Avast Internet Security which found nothing. I was a bit spooked by the whole thing as I've not seen it do that before, is the 'updating registry' and 'configuring windows' bit to do with windows update?


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13 Apr 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Depending on the time zone you set, time recently went forward by an hour.
I f you notice no strange behaviour, run Malwarebytes and MS security essentials if they don't find a problem (if they do they will fix it) just relax your clean. If it happens again post back.
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13 Apr 2012   #3
Futant

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Lol I know the clocks changed... That was well before this happened. I will carry out your recommendations, thanks.
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15 Apr 2012   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Futant. Could it have been a configuring windows update message?

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If you have Windows Update set to automatic, it's possible it had downloaded, and run an update, perhaps dealing with daylight savings time as well?

You can view your update history, and see if it coincides with the time of this occurance.

Windows Update - View Update History Details

A Guy


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17 Apr 2012   #5
Futant

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello, thanks for the reply and the welcome! It didn't look like the usual windows update message, especially as it was during bootup not shutdown. However I've pretty much let this one go, done a million scans with Avast, Malwarebytes, MSE, Spybot S&D with nothing found, the computer is acting normally again, and as I can't remember the exact details (date, wording etc) I'm sort of thrashing around in the dark...
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