Spyware, viral cleanup disabling system restore



Sorry, but to get into the guts of what I found in the wake of the WMF exploit, I did leave out another important step in the cleanup process. IF you are trying to clean up an infested machine one of the first real goals has to be disabling system restore. (start, (settings,) control panel, system, system restore, and use the checkbox on that sheet, then ok to confirm.) This was one of the first things I did after infection to start the process of cleaning up. Windows uses system restore to keep copies of vital windows files. Unfortunately they can be viral/trojaned files as well.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Task manager has been disabled by your administrator The first problem I ran into in cleaning up after my infested Windows XP image was this error message. One of the first things I do in cleaning an infested system is try to kill off running process that look suspect (or at least identify them.) On using ctrl-alt-delete I......
  • How to Remove ReAnti | ReAnti Removal Guide ReAnti is a rogue antivirus application from the Wini family. It is typically promoted through supposed flash player updates or video codec updates. Once on your system it will pretend to run a scan and find all sorts of files that it claims are infected with viruses. Of course, like......
  • More reason to be cautious with Firefox plugins Again.... this article referring to an exploit related to the cross platform plugin capability in firefox, is a GOOD reminder to be cautious when looking at potential plugins to install for mozilla firefox. In fact, the advice is usually do NOT install software (including plugins) from untrusted sources. By all......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Tuning Up Your PC for Less While technology is advancing from week to week, your desktop or laptop computer should service its purpose for some time. As with any machine, maintenance and preventative care is required. Tough viruses or other complicated matters should be left to the professionals but there are some things users can do......
  • The Cost of Coin Collecting Coin collecting is an interesting and unique form of collection in the sense that people spend money to acquire pieces of money that are rare and no longer created. The cost of coin collecting is obvious in the sense of actually having to take the time to purchase different coins.......
  • Generating Topic Ideas Consistently: 3 Step Process Do you struggle to come up with new and interesting topics to write about for your blog? If so, I have a process for coming up with new ideas consistently that you can adapt and use for yourself. If you do, you’ll never have to sweat it out again, promise.......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site