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system recovery problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by niknak1953, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. niknak1953

    niknak1953 Flightless Bird

    I am using Windows XP Service pack 3.
    I downloaded a song from a website that I am a member of and for the first
    time, it attached an add on that now gives me pop-up adds. I removed the add
    on from my control panel, but I am still getting these pop-up adds every time
    I connect to the internet. I tried to do a system restore for an hour or two
    earlier from when I downloaded the song, and system restore would not let me
    do a download. The message was that system restore could not restore
    computer to date I choose, and to try a different date....well I also
    downloaded Norton Security Suite the same day I downloaded the song and I
    didn't want to go back any further becuase I didn't want to lose the Norton
    Security Suite.......Also when I try to manually enter a date for System
    Recovery and changes the date to Read todays date and the day before that I
    entered, and then when I try to recover for that and gives me the same
    message as when I choose the date only on the calender......Please help I
    never got these adds before and I need to find out why my System Restore is
    not working or if I am doing something wrong.
     
  2. Andrew E.

    Andrew E. Flightless Bird

    If restore reset its date(s),then it must have had a problem within the OS,
    maybe open event-viewer & get some details..Also,in disk-clean up utility,
    locate "more options" tab,go to bottom,click "delete all but most current
    date"...You might even turn off restore for a few pc starts,run disk-clean,
    defrag,then turn on restore.Recovery is also known as reinstallation of OS.

    "niknak1953" wrote:

    > I am using Windows XP Service pack 3.
    > I downloaded a song from a website that I am a member of and for the first
    > time, it attached an add on that now gives me pop-up adds. I removed the add
    > on from my control panel, but I am still getting these pop-up adds every time
    > I connect to the internet. I tried to do a system restore for an hour or two
    > earlier from when I downloaded the song, and system restore would not let me
    > do a download. The message was that system restore could not restore
    > computer to date I choose, and to try a different date....well I also
    > downloaded Norton Security Suite the same day I downloaded the song and I
    > didn't want to go back any further becuase I didn't want to lose the Norton
    > Security Suite.......Also when I try to manually enter a date for System
    > Recovery and changes the date to Read todays date and the day before that I
    > entered, and then when I try to recover for that and gives me the same
    > message as when I choose the date only on the calender......Please help I
    > never got these adds before and I need to find out why my System Restore is
    > not working or if I am doing something wrong.
     
  3. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "niknak1953" <niknak1953@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0520ACE8-FD82-4BEF-8E02-5F3E72E47431@microsoft.com...
    >I am using Windows XP Service pack 3.
    > I downloaded a song from a website that I am a member of and for the first
    > time, it attached an add on that now gives me pop-up adds. I removed the
    > add
    > on from my control panel, but I am still getting these pop-up adds every
    > time
    > I connect to the internet. I tried to do a system restore for an hour or
    > two
    > earlier from when I downloaded the song, and system restore would not let
    > me
    > do a download. The message was that system restore could not restore
    > computer to date I choose, and to try a different date....well I also
    > downloaded Norton Security Suite the same day I downloaded the song and I
    > didn't want to go back any further becuase I didn't want to lose the
    > Norton
    > Security Suite.......Also when I try to manually enter a date for System
    > Recovery and changes the date to Read todays date and the day before that
    > I
    > entered, and then when I try to recover for that and gives me the same
    > message as when I choose the date only on the calender......Please help I
    > never got these adds before and I need to find out why my System Restore
    > is
    > not working or if I am doing something wrong.


    System restore won't fix this problem. You've infected your system via a
    download, and you don't clean that with System Restore.

    Download and run ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com), and allow it to delete
    whatever it finds. This will remove some of the potential infections, and
    also speed up subsequent scans since there will be thousands fewer files to
    check. Then download and run MalwareBytes, run a full scan, and let it
    delete what it finds. You may also find that HijackThis helps, but that's
    a more advanced tool.

    Another problem is that it's likely that the restore points are also
    infected, and are useless. To fix this, turn System Restore OFF, then on
    again and create a new restore point after removing all the malware.

    HTH
    -pk
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OxUAl1J0KHA.260@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    Patrick Keenan <test@dev.null> typed:
    > "niknak1953" <niknak1953@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > in message
    > news:0520ACE8-FD82-4BEF-8E02-5F3E72E47431@microsoft.com...
    >> I am using Windows XP Service pack 3.
    >> I downloaded a song from a website that I am a member of
    >> and for the first time, it attached an add on that now
    >> gives me pop-up adds. I removed the add
    >> on from my control panel, but I am still getting these
    >> pop-up adds every time
    >> I connect to the internet. I tried to do a system restore
    >> for an hour or two
    >> earlier from when I downloaded the song, and system
    >> restore would not let me
    >> do a download. The message was that system restore could
    >> not restore computer to date I choose, and to try a
    >> different date....well I also downloaded Norton Security
    >> Suite the same day I downloaded the song and I didn't want
    >> to go back any further becuase I didn't want to lose the
    >> Norton Security Suite.......Also when I try to manually
    >> enter a
    >> date for System Recovery and changes the date to Read
    >> todays date and the day before that I
    >> entered, and then when I try to recover for that and gives
    >> me the same message as when I choose the date only on the
    >> calender......Please help I never got these adds before
    >> and I need to find out why my System Restore is
    >> not working or if I am doing something wrong.

    >
    > System restore won't fix this problem. You've infected
    > your system via a download, and you don't clean that with
    > System Restore.
    > Download and run ccleaner (www.ccleaner.com), and allow it
    > to delete whatever it finds. This will remove some of the
    > potential infections, and also speed up subsequent scans
    > since there will be thousands fewer files to check. Then
    > download and run MalwareBytes, run a full scan, and let it
    > delete what it finds. You may also find that HijackThis
    > helps, but that's a more advanced tool.
    > Another problem is that it's likely that the restore points
    > are also infected, and are useless. To fix this, turn
    > System Restore OFF, then on again and create a new restore
    > point after removing all the malware.
    > HTH
    > -pk


    And, check that the REstore Point will work.


    HTH,

    Twayne`
     

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