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Windows 7: Question about suspicious files winpatrol detected

03 Jan 2010   #21
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Interesting indeed. Something I was 'taught' (perhaps incorrectly) was that, prior to removing a virus/malware infection, it would be considered good practice to turn off system restore, remove the malicious files, and then turn back on system restore. I was then taught subsequently that, no, this did not matter and was incorrect practice.
Indeed, too many people/sites are still making that recommendation. Members of the security community have been fighting that battle for a very long time.


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03 Jan 2010   #22
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Interesting indeed. Something I was 'taught' (perhaps incorrectly) was that, prior to removing a virus/malware infection, it would be considered good practice to turn off system restore, remove the malicious files, and then turn back on system restore. I was then taught subsequently that, no, this did not matter and was incorrect practice.


Indeed, too many people/sites are still making that recommendation. Members of the security community have been fighting that battle for a very long time.
Ah, so it's incorrect practice. Thank you. And can I say Corrine, yes, it is definitively clear to me that your gender is female; notice some folks here still refer to 'Corrine' as 'he' Lol. On their behalf, apologies
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03 Jan 2010   #23
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Yup, I am of the female persuasion.
<OT: Actually, it is Corrine -- two R's one N -- I was named after my Irish grandmother so it is pronounced Kor-een rather than the French Corinne, pronounced Kor-in. After all these years, I answer to both. I am just grateful to z3r010 who was able to do some magic in the back room so I now have my normal username here at SevenForums.>
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