Question about xp and virus control
Dreamweaver - 6-1-2008 at 00:46
I osed Housecall today and it told me that with XP you need to disable restore.
I use Symantic antivirus on a daily basis, does this mean the program is useless unless I disable "restore" on a daily basis, because housecall
says any virus's may be stored in my back up
Daz - 6-1-2008 at 01:25
No, not all... Just that no AV can protect you from infected System Restore files... They need to be cleansed by turning off System Restore...
Housecall is just protecting itself I'd say, because people may complain that it doesn't remove an infection from the SR folder, or that they are
still infected etc...
If an infection has taken place, then once cured, SR must be turned off, rebooted, and turned back on to remove any infection that may be in the SR
That's my understanding anyway...
It wouldn't hurt to purge the SR files once in a while though anyway, it'll save you a lot HDD space... But obviously you'll have lost the security
blanket it gives you for rolling back... So, make a new Restore Point as soon as it's been turned back on...
Dreamweaver - 6-1-2008 at 01:35
Thanks Daz, I was beginning to worry as I have been using this tower for for 6 months before realising housecall advised "turn off".
Wilbur - 6-1-2008 at 09:22
Wot Daz said..............if you have picked up anything nasty it will be stored in the 'sys restore' files waiting paitently for it to pop up again
if you go back to that point.
As has been said, sweep your machine, if all clear and you are happy with things, then turn off sys restore to delete all the stored files and
reboot........then turn it on to set a new restore point........and one you can happily go back to if needed, knowing that it is not full of