Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

08 May 2012   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

"system restore" to a point prior to infection is a good thing to do. But do it from within "recovery environment" (boot from DVD) because otherwise the virus is running and can do anything he wants. For example disable system restore or do a fake system restore.

system restore restores all dll's, exe, registry etc. All system related stuff will be restored.
But only win7 related stuff! Not the master boot record for example. But if you boot (from DVD) into recovery environment->command prompt


MBR will be refreshed.

Can someone explain what kind of virus survives this kind of fix?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2012   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

malware can hide anywhere. malware likes any folder entitled temp. Malware will hide in any executable, in doc files, in scripts, and the list goes on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 is virus will still exist after doing a restore point??

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows
How to Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 This tutorial will show you how to add "Create Restore Point" to the desktop and folder window context menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to...
Win 7 unable to use or create restore point after fbi virus
After being attacked and removing fbi virus I'm unable to use or create restore points. Tried repair and wmi.dat. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
System Security
Restoring windows to original point, can't find restore point
Because windows 7 is getting really slow, I decided to start fresh with it. Going into system restore, I find the original restore point. As I click on it, it says the file is not found. My "backup recovery" drive is a partitioned C drive. Could I find this file? Or Could I somehow format my...
Backup and Restore
If you create a new restore point, is virus/malware still present?
I've been trying to get rid of some kind of redireect malware using search and destroy, malwarebytes, and a few others. I think its under control, then this morning I downloaded PC Wizard, started to run it and it froze at 60%. decided to uninstall, wouldn't, error message saying files are corrupt...
System Security
Virus disabled everything,no system restore point & no internet
Hi,my laptop appears to have a virus.everything I'd disabled, there is no system restore point, can't connect to Internet - any ideas on what I can do ? Someone recommended full system reboot but it won't let me save stuff onto s disc so I'll lose everything help please
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+