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To add to an earlier post ... I just tried to use the
system restore and it won't allow me to do so. I can't go
to a past restore point, not even last month.
 
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Despite your efforts, you have a virus. Sounds like more than one. Some
things to keep in mind:

1. Virus scanners need to start with Windows and run in the background at
all times to be effective.
2. You must keep your virus definitions up to date.
3. You must install all security updates from Windows Update as soon as they
are available.
4. For a virus scanner to have a chance at identifying a virus, the virus
must be intact. If you try to remove a virus on your own, or if you like to
tweak or clean your system without a complete knowledge of what you're
doing, you can remove enough of a virus for it to escape the detection of a
scanner but not enough to completely remove the virus.
5. Virus scanners greatly increase your defense against viruses, but no
virus scanner is perfect. And no virus scanner (or spyware detector) can
protect a user who is not following safe computing practices.

If you are completely unable to remove the virus(es) you'll have to backup
your data and do clean installs of all your software.
--
Ted Zieglar


"LEADOFF" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> To add to an earlier post ... I just tried to use the
> system restore and it won't allow me to do so. I can't go
> to a past restore point, not even last month.
 
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>-----Original Message-----
>Despite your efforts, you have a virus. Sounds like more
than one. Some
>things to keep in mind:
>
>1. Virus scanners need to start with Windows and run in
the background at
>all times to be effective.
>2. You must keep your virus definitions up to date.
>3. You must install all security updates from Windows
Update as soon as they
>are available.
>4. For a virus scanner to have a chance at identifying a
virus, the virus
>must be intact. If you try to remove a virus on your own,
or if you like to
>tweak or clean your system without a complete knowledge
of what you're
>doing, you can remove enough of a virus for it to escape
the detection of a
>scanner but not enough to completely remove the virus.
>5. Virus scanners greatly increase your defense against
viruses, but no
>virus scanner is perfect. And no virus scanner (or
spyware detector) can
>protect a user who is not following safe computing
practices.
>
>If you are completely unable to remove the virus(es)
you'll have to backup
>your data and do clean installs of all your software.
>--
>Ted Zieglar
>
>
>"LEADOFF" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:384f01c4c291$ee4b8670$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> To add to an earlier post ... I just tried to use the
>> system restore and it won't allow me to do so. I can't
go
>> to a past restore point, not even last month.
>
I have kept Norton up to date at least 3 times a week.
Mirosoft sent me the service pack 2. Not to be smart a""
but I think of myself as not a novice. There's not a lot
that I can't do as far as maintaining my system but this
one has me stumped. I think it's some spyware and a virus
that AV's can't pick up??? I'll keep working on it.


















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