Behaviour Trojan Virus in System Volume

  1933 16:19 28 Sep 2006

Several times in the past weeks my NTL Netguard virus software has found the following virus W32/behaviour:Selfstarterinternet trojan!maximus on drive G in System Volume Information\_restore{1471035E-15CE-4EES-8742-18D8C2BC7865}\RP163\A00
Each time Netguard staes that it will be removed at next start up - but it reappears. I have formatted the drive but still the virus is found. Is there a way of removing the System Volume Information folder or at least the file. I think that the G drive may have been a boot drive at some time but is now only used as storage. Many thanks Dave

  powertron 16:53 28 Sep 2006

Start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore/system restore settings/put a tick in 'turn off system restore'/click apply/then click 'ok' then reboot.
When Pc comes back online, Start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore/system restore settings/uncheck 'turn off system restore'/apply/ok...
This should solve the problem for you, if not come back and we will see what we can do to further assist you.
With thanks.

  gudgulf 16:57 28 Sep 2006

Go to Start and right click My Computer,choose properties from the menu.

Now click on the System Restore tab and check what it says for your G drive......if it says "monitoring" then click on the drive icon to highlight it and then click the Settings button.

Now put a tick in the "Turn off System Restore on this drive",apply and ok out.

If you are just using the G drive for data you don't need it monitored as you might find you lose recent data if you actually use system Restore.

Turning of System Restore on the G drive will delete all the restore points from that drive and remove the embedded virus with them.

Once done scan again to make sure it's fully gone from the system.

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