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Windows 7: System restore removes malware?

18 Nov 2011   #11
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I would first try to clean up the infection using Malwarebytes full scan,
or if you can't boot use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper burned to CD or written to bootable flash stick, boot to run a full scan.

Then repair System files by running Startup Repair repeatedly which should automate all tests and fixes to get Win7 started, or if it starts run SFC -SCANNOW Command several times.

I save System Restore as a last resort then if it's needed, check immediately upon restore using Malwarebytes to see if infection carried over.

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20 Nov 2011   #12
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markstrelecki View Post
If you KNOW you have a clean restore point, you can use it.

I have rescued several systems with Nasty infections by turning back the clock to BEFORE the infection occurred.

Atlanta, GA. USA
A lot of times it will just write it's self into the restore point......
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20 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Just to reiterate the point:

Do NOT use Combofix unless specifically instructed to do so by someone who is trained in its use (Jacee, Corrine), and then follow their instructions carefully and to the letter.
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