[Dshield] Virus in my restore point

Deb Hale haled at pionet.net
Wed Dec 10 15:13:59 GMT 2003

Look at this knowledge base article. You can turn off system restore - all
restore points will be deleted. (Of course that means that you cannot
restore back to a past time).  Then as soon as you turn it back on it
creates a new restore point. 



-----Original Message-----
From: list-bounces at dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf
Of Keith Bergen
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 7:59 AM
To: list at dshield.org
Subject: [Dshield] Virus in my restore point

Hello All,

I have an annoying problem on my Win XP Pro box. One of the 
files in one of the restore points is claimed to have a virus 
in it. PC Cillin finds this virus each time, but cannot 
remove it. Every day, PC Cillin reports that it is there, and 
you have to hit okay.

The virus is Troj_Fyle.B, but never got installed on my 
system. The executable, however, got into a restore point 
before my scan could delete it. The Run key is not installed 
in the registry either.

As you probably know, XP will automatically create these 
restore points for you. I would like to find and remove that 
restore point (thus removing the file). Does anybody know of 
how to manage the restore points, and delete these restore 

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