Just used System Restore

April 16, 2011 at 21:24:07
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi guys,

Today, for the first time, I used system restore to get back my pc to an earlier stage (it ended up being back to 3 days ago, I believe). In the past, I was able to remove the viruses by running my pc in safe mode and using malwarebytes. This time, in just few minutes, the virus cleaned out my files and documents. I was quite worried as even after using the above method to get rid of the virus things didn't get back to normal. So I perhaps panicked a little and used system restore and ended up getting back my data (minus the 3 days as I mentioned earlier). Did I do anything wrong? And is there a way to recover those missing 3 days as well? Does system restore backs up every few days or so? Could I change it? Sorry, a little confused right now and would appreciate any help. :) Thanks.


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#1
April 16, 2011 at 23:24:51
your data should have stayed, probably got renamed. But as far as adding progs, you will have to reload whatever you installed within the 3 days you restored back

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#2
April 17, 2011 at 08:20:51
Best to run all your virus checks once more just to make sure that there was no infection in the restore saves themselves. A lot of folk recommend removing old restore points after infection for this reason.

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#3
April 17, 2011 at 12:09:03
Thanks for the response, guys.

Derek, I'll do just that. Thanks.

By the way, the restored files now appear a shade "lighter." Is this something that will resolve itself?


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#4
April 17, 2011 at 17:03:36
I've not run into that, especially if it is just some files and not a general brightness issue. The only file colors I know of are these:
http://www.winxptutor.com/filecolor...

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#5
April 17, 2011 at 17:12:03
Please come back and let us know how you got on.


i just open my favorite browser, then sign in to computing.net, it's not a big secret LOL ;-)
That's how I got on

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#6
April 17, 2011 at 18:03:07
Hey, quite funny, I'd never read it like that. A freudian slip maybe. Sorry to spoil your fun but I've now changed it.

btw. Did you see my input about that missing image - wondered if you were set to "images are on"?

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#7
April 17, 2011 at 18:30:23
LOL...I had to do it, it was begging me LOL
I thought I had images turned on, I'll check again, thanks...I didn't see your input on it though?

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#8
April 17, 2011 at 18:47:32
As it happens, it used to just say "Images On" or "Images Off". Justin took up my suggestion recently to have it read "Images are On" or "Images are Off" because I thought folk like me might just mouse click the toggle to put images on - which then turned them off.

If you can understand that lot you get a medal.

The real tounge twister is whether things are more often on than off, or more often off than on.....

"John C" - Please excuse this chat.

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