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Old August 19th 04, 03:59 PM
Zavia
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Default restore files question and AVERT question

i scanned my com and got this
McAfee AVERT Stinger Version 2.3.0.0

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031233.CPY

Found the IRC-Sdbot trojan !!!

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031233.CPY could not be repaired.

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031236.CPY

Found the W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.i virus !!!

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031236.CPY could not be repaired.

i have 1.8 gigs in restore/temp......can i just delete the
contests of that folder? my com freezes when i try to open
the thing

also can i update AVERT?
tehre seems to be no updaet system and it only has 44
listed viruses/trojans/etc.

im also using the avg free antivirus software(poor college
student here) and the thing keeps poping up when theres a
new 'thing' detected and ask if i wanna stop acess or
heal....when i press heal....the next time i continue it
happens again....and i cant find that file! any comments?

3 question i hope are answered.....tq 4 u time

(win me, IE 6, updated on all software etc etc)
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Old August 19th 04, 04:23 PM
Mike M
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i have 1.8 gigs in restore/temp......can i just delete the
contests of that folder?


No and your question suggests you might want to read up a bit in Win Me's
system restore, what it does and how it works. A good place to start
might be Win Me's Help & Support.

There is no need to be concerned about any virus or trojan in the _RESTORE
archive as they are harmless there and can only cause problems if you
later choose to restore to a checkpoint created AFTER infection and BEFORE
you cleaned your system. Something I'm sure you won't be doing after
reading this post.

Any worms, trojans and viruses in the _restore archive will automatically
be discarded in time as newer data is archived and older files discarded
The problem with disabling system restore is that it flushes the _restore
archive and whilst that removes any virus remnants it also removes any
good usable checkpoints you might have and you never know when you might
want to use that lifebelt. If you do want to clear this folder I wouldn't
advise doing so until _after_ you have thoroughly cleaned your system and
got it working again just in case you need to use system restore. Once
your system is clean and fully functional you can clear the folder.

Moving on to how to clear the archive. There are two approaches to
resolving your problem:
5Firstly try reducing the space allocated to the System Restore archive as
this could flush out these unwanted files. Do this using the slider found
at System | Performance | File System | Hard Disk and reduce the allocated
space until you flush out the unwanted files.

If that fails, reset System Resto
System | Performance | File System | Troubleshooting and check "Disable
System Restore", Apply and IMMEDIATELY reboot. This will flush you
restore folder and erase all checkpoints, then,
System | Performance | File System | Troubleshooting and uncheck "Disable
System Restore", Apply and again IMMEDIATELY reboot. This should now
automatically create a new checkpoint immediately following the restart.
Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder,
System | Performance | File System | Hard Disk and adjust the restore
slider to your preferred setting. A figure of 200MB is normally more
than adequate for day to day use allowing perhaps a week of checkpoints to
be available although increasing this to perhaps 400-500MB for a few days
during periods of large installs such Microsoft Office is advisable.

See also MS KB 263455 - "Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in
the _Restore Folder" (http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=263455).
--
Mike Maltby



Zavia wrote:

i scanned my com and got this
McAfee AVERT Stinger Version 2.3.0.0

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031233.CPY

Found the IRC-Sdbot trojan !!!

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031233.CPY could not be repaired.

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031236.CPY

Found the W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.i virus !!!

C:\_RESTORE\TEMP\A0031236.CPY could not be repaired.

i have 1.8 gigs in restore/temp......can i just delete the
contests of that folder? my com freezes when i try to open
the thing

also can i update AVERT?
tehre seems to be no updaet system and it only has 44
listed viruses/trojans/etc.

im also using the avg free antivirus software(poor college
student here) and the thing keeps poping up when theres a
new 'thing' detected and ask if i wanna stop acess or
heal....when i press heal....the next time i continue it
happens again....and i cant find that file! any comments?

3 question i hope are answered.....tq 4 u time

(win me, IE 6, updated on all software etc etc)


 




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