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Old 07-15-04, 01:03 AM
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How do I remove this virus?

I use AVG Antivirus (Free edition) and it keeps popping up this message:
Trojan horse Downloader.Alchemic.A

is found in file
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{long string of numbers}\RP56\A0004995.exe

To remove this virus, please run AVG for Windows
The problem is, Windows won't let you access the System Volume Info folder so when I run AVG, it doesn't see it or do anything about it. And I can't go in and manually delete it.

So, how do I delete it? I guess it's some sort of adware or something I had on my computer whe nWindows made a restore point and included that in it.
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Are you running Windows XP?

Try to go into Safe Mode, that might work. If not do a Google search for Dr. Delete. The program should be able to delete the file....maybe, Ive never used it to delete a restore file...
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Well if it is indeed a system restore file you can just open system restore in the accessories/system tools of the start menu and clear your system restore points.. if it is in one of the restore volumes then it should theoretically get rid of it with the restore points
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yep yep yep
as the guys above pointed out
clear out your restore points

thats a must pretty much anytime you get a virus in xp

another way to clear them

right click my computer, go to properties
go to system restore tab
check the box to turn off system restore
hit apply and ok
open it back up, and uncheck that box to get it saving again
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Or you may follow the instructions here that should work.
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I'll stick with a full pro Internet Security & Anti-Virus, it pays for itself literally. I had the nastiest virus sent me by the hackers of america and other forign lands. When that IS/A-V goes to work wow I think it would even rebuff the 'gibson' attack seen in Hackers 1995 IMHO. Hell I piss away 100 bucks on plastic and expensive dinners or $2 a gallon gas for my car.
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It's ok, I didn't pay for Norton, either.

I switched to AVG because Norton and McAffee are resource hogs. I don't even notice AVG running until it tells me about a virus.

And I disabled and enabled System restore, this morning, and didn't have a message waiting for me after work. I usually haev several. I guess it worked!


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