malware cannot be removed

  Throbber 13:21 28 Aug 2005

McAfee virusscan is giving a message "pup found - The file C:\System Volume Information\_restore{679CC8D8-659A-4231-90F... is a potentially unwaqnted program (spyware, adware or other malware) and cannot be removed.) I cannot find the file in question by searching, and Spybot search & destroy and Adaware do not locate it. Any ideas how I can remove it?

  VoG II 13:28 28 Aug 2005

Turn off System Restore. click here

Scan again to be sure it has gone.

Turn System Restore on again.

Note. This procedure will delete all your existing restore points.

  DieSse 13:30 28 Aug 2005

It's in the Restore folder, so you won't be able to find it.

You don't actually need to do anything - unless you actually do a System Restore, this virus can't affect anything. If you make a new Restore point each day for a few days, it'll probably get overwritten anyway.

Otherwise, you'll have to disable the Restore facility, Delete the Resore folder. Re-enable the Resore facility (and make sure you make a fresh retore point.

  Throbber 14:03 28 Aug 2005

Thanks, Guys. Problem now solved.


  Throbber 14:04 28 Aug 2005

Thanks, Guys. Problem now solved.


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