Now that your system is clean you should SET A NEW RESTORE POINT to prevent future reinfection from the old restore point AFTER cleaning your system of any malware infection. Any trojans or spyware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore and are waiting to re-infect you. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete files, trapping viruses inside. Setting a new restore point should be done to prevent any future reinfection from the old restore point and enable your computer to "roll-back" in case there is a future problem.
To SET A NEW RESTORE POINT:
1. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
2. Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
Graphics for doing this are in the following links if you need them.
How to Create a Restore Point.
How to use Cleanmgr.
Here is some useful information on keeping your computer clean:
- Most important thing is to make sure Windows is kept up to date with the latest patches and updates from Windows Update.
- Here are two great Preventive programs:
- Surf Safe with McAfee's SiteAdisor. SiteAdisor will work with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. SiteAdisor is a browser plugin that assigns a safety rating to domains listed in your search engine. SiteAdvisor uses the following color codes to indicate the safety level of each site.
- Red for Warning
- Yellow for Use Caution
- Green for Safe
- Grey for Unknown
Here are the link to install SiteAdisor in Internet Explorer and Firefox
- Anti-Spyware Programs I Recommend:
- Free Anti-Spyware Programs
- For Even More Information On Securing Your Computer read Tony Klein's So How Did I Get Infected In The First Place