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Old 11-14-04, 07:17 PM
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Virus help

I have windows XP Home.

I installed the free version of AVG.

When my screen saver kicks in, I get a message from AVG on a virus that it detects.

The message says "Virus Trojan horse Proxy.BO is found in file C:\System Volume Information\_restore{68DCCD3E-2073-4915-A5DC-A445A55876AD}\RP276\A0034816.exe
To Remove this virus, please run AVG for WIndows"

AVG Can't remove the file.

I also ran a full system scan, and the virus isn't detected and I run spybot and ad aware once a week or more.

How can I get rid of the infected file or virus if there really is one?

Thanks in advance
Old 11-14-04, 08:44 PM
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You will need to disable System Restore to purge the virus in the System Volumn Folder.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...rc=sec_doc_nam
Old 11-14-04, 10:43 PM
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Yep I had the same problem, do what 68Shelby... said
Old 11-15-04, 07:32 AM
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After disabling the SYstem Restore, does it purge then, or at next reboot?

After its purged, how can I verify the files are purged so that I can enable System Restore? That feature has helped me in the past, though I turn down the amount of space it can keep.
Old 11-15-04, 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by Vryce
After disabling the SYstem Restore, does it purge then, or at next reboot?

After its purged, how can I verify the files are purged so that I can enable System Restore? That feature has helped me in the past, though I turn down the amount of space it can keep.
I don't know if it purges then before the re-boot, but I assume it does. I suspect the reboot, Re-builds the calendar thus the system volumne folder. You will lose ALL restore points. You have no other choice in order to remove the virus.
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I don't mind losing my current restore points. I just want to make sure that it can be enabled back easily and start building new restore points. I know some people hate system restore because it grabs and holds on to a lot of disk space. But it has saved me a couple of times due to non-certified hardware drivers. And I usually put the percentage that it can hold onto disk space way down.

I'll just disable it, let it do its thing, reboot. Run a full virus scan and then enable my sytem restore, let it do its thing and create a restore point for reference.

Thanks again for the replies.
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Just a point of reference, you can "roll back" a driver via the Device Manager. Select the questionable hardware component and select Properties>Driver>Roll Back Driver. This is quciker than a Windows System Restore.

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