Had virus, used system restore-Is this ok?

  buel 12:19 06 Feb 2011

My friend has today opened something he downloaded and it turned out to be a virus that AVG recognized after it was opened, luckily he had made a system restore point before opening it so after AVG had identified it he went back to the system restore point, deleted the item he downloaded, updated AVG and is now running the scan.
Is there anything else he should be doing please? (other than to stop downloading suspect items)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:24 06 Feb 2011

Viruses can hide in system restore points but if the restore points was BEFORE the virus was downloaded he should be OK.

Always worth doing an online scan to cover anything AVG may miss and also scan with Antimalware like Malwarebytes or SuperAntispyware.

  buel 12:58 06 Feb 2011

Thank you, and i will.
May i ask what you mean about an 'online scan'?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:04 06 Feb 2011
  buel 14:49 06 Feb 2011

Thank you so much, once again!

  rickf 16:00 06 Feb 2011

Personally, I wouldn't like the idea of a virus somewhere in my system. I would get rid of the virus. System Restore is best used for software conflicts.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:34 06 Feb 2011

Yes but he is also using AVG to check its gone.

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