Recover System Restore Point after Malware attacks

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Hi,

I am currently receiving a very annoying attack from a virus malware url block. It came from a rogue website that offers fake spyware remover anti virus. This happened when I accidentally visit a site that contains this virus. So now it keeps popping up on my screen.

System Restore
Select a Restore Point
The following calendar displays in bold all of the dates that have restore points available. The list displays the restore points that are available for the selected date.
Possible types of restore points are: system checkpoints (scheduled restore points created by your computer), manual restore points (restore points created by you), and installation restore points (automatic restore points created when certain programs are installed).

1. On this calendar, click a bold date.  2. On this list, click a restore point.

I used various Anti Spyware Tools with no success. I have no choice but to use the system restore. When I am trying to rollback to my last restoration point, I've seen that my restore points are blank and unavailable. Now, I need ways to recover it as I don't want to perform a clean install on my computer due to I have lots of important data's that I cannot afford to lose. Even if I boot to safe mode, the virus is still there and I can't do anything to fix the error. I want to know if I can still recover my restore points. If so, what are the ways to do this? Recovering from a disc won't help. And this is the only choice that's left in me. But if someone here knows any other ways to recover my restore points or how to treat this virus,

Please send me a reply here. I am running Windows XP Home Basic.

All the best.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112901

Recover System Restore Point after Malware attacks

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Hi!

I have encountered some issues same as your problem with that virus infection on the computer that even if you scan the computer by your virus protection it won’t still resolve the issue and clean up your computer. I have here two clean up processes that you may want to try. The steps are right below may be used if you can no longer access the internet or if the computer no longer boots up but if the computer is still functioning the sameway as it is before, then you can proceed with the next process.

1. Click Start button the lower left corner of the computer
2. Click Run and then you will see a search bar
3. On the search bar type in: msconfig and then hit ENTER
4. A screen will open up, click the boot.ini/boot tab at the top of the screen
5. Put a check mark on the box beside safe boot, and then select network
6. Click OK
7. A pop up window will load up asking you to reboot the computer, go ahead and reboot the computer

After the computer rebooted back, you’ll notice a different screen that’s colored black with the words safe mode. Don’t be worried about the screen since it’s on safe mode, so all of the programs running on the computer will stop functioning and it will resume in its normal settings once the computer is changed back to the normal boot up.

Try connecting to the Internet and do the following steps so we can get rid of the spywares and viruses that you have on the computer.

1. Open 'internet explorer'
2. On the address bar type http://www.malwarebytes.org/ and then hit ENTER
3. Click on the link for downloading it and install it on the computer
4. Once it’s done installing, you will see an icon of it on the desktop screen, we need to open it up and look for 'full scan' and click it
5. This will scan the computer for 30 minutes – 45 minutes depending on the volume of programs installed on the computer.
6. Once it’s done scanning the computer, you will see all the viruses and spywares that are detected on the computer
7. Delete everything and before restarting the computer, we need to change the settings of the computer.
8. Click start and the on the earch programs and files bar type: msconfig
9. The same screen will open up, just need to click on bootand then UNCHECK the box for safe boot
10 Click OK and then RESTART the computer
11 The pop up window will no longer appear on the computer and the computer will go back to its normal functions.

If these steps won’t resolve the issue, try these other cleanup processes.

1. Open 'internet explorer'
2. On the address bar type: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download and then hit ENTER
3. Click on the link for downloading it and install it on the computer.
4. Once it’s done installing, you will see an icon of it on the desktop screen, we need to open it up and look for 'full scan' and click it.
5. This will scan the computer for 30 minutes – 45 minutes depending on the volume of programs installed on the computer.
6. You will also see the results after the scan finishes.

If the above two processes won’t resolve the issue, the last option is to do a system restore on the computer but be sure that you’re the administrator user of the computer.

1. Click Start.
2. Click All Programs.
3. Put the mouse pointer over the word Accessories.
4. Click System Tools.
5. Click System Restore.
6. On the Welcome to System Restore page.
7. Select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option.
8. Click Next.
9. On the Select a Restore Point page.
10 Click the most recent system restore point in the on this list.
11 Click a restore point list
12 Click Next (A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.)
13 On the Confirm Restore Point Selectionpage, click next.
14 System Restore brings back the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer
15 Log on to the computer as an Administrator then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete page.

Answered By 0 points N/A #112902

Recover System Restore Point after Malware attacks

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If your window have no restore point set them. It means that if Windows will not restore to a previous state however you can check it by booting in safe mode and then on start up when asked for restore point, check the restore point if it is available, then go to restore and if there is no option left, then you can make a new copy of Windows in such a way that it will be installed on your existing window and will not effect your files at all.

The second thing you can do is to check the virus and try to remove it from its home directory. You can even delete your web history for such purpose and you can also delete you temporary files located in Windows folder. It will help to keep running your window. In case a virus has infected all your PC, then you can go to computer process and check what kind of virus is infecting your computer.

It can be done by pressing the CTRL + ALT + DEL key on Keyboard and then under process tab see the tab that is showing the process of computer. Now check what type of virus is other and which program is taking the most time of computer. Once located you can stop the process and then can completely remove it from the directory. If it is not working then you can disable some start up programs to make it available.

It will not only remove the virus but keep your window running and you don't need to install a new copy of Windows.

Answered By 410 points N/A #112903

Recover System Restore Point after Malware attacks

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Hi!

Thanks for helping me figure things out.

I could not do a system restore since the system restore Window is all blank.

The websites for cleaning my system somehow helped me resolve the problem.

Thank you guys for the help.

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