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Windows Steady State,...just maybe restores Virus'es from my Vault.on boot up ? RRS feed

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  • <P align=left><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hello: You,&nbsp; ..&nbsp;&nbsp; All ,</FONT></P>
    <P align=left>&nbsp;I was looking around Microsoft website yesterday.just looking for anything of&nbsp; good uses when i seen this&nbsp; Windows Steady State program.Well i though i would give it a try.I downloaded it to desk-top.Scaned it,opened it.Read the instructions.saying to Defrag your hard-drive first,so to get a proper install.Did the defrag,then a file scan complete.Next opened an installed only the protect my hard-drive part.Did a reboot in there somewhere's.I needed to get my copy of windows accepted by microsoft again.. i said&nbsp; ? exactly.Well i did that.Registered an maybe set up a user.But dumb me or as it is said.I forgot to do my weekly Virus scan before installing this Windows Steady State.So i was just wondering what took the msn.com program,my Microsoft card games off my system,in there somewhere's.To make a long story short,i did a Virus scan today, AVG found '' ( 2 ) '' two viruses. ( Video Access Codec.OCX&nbsp; in backup files )Trojan horse Generic7.CEN&nbsp; 356kb(364544 )backup Copy&nbsp; ----- ( Objuct name:&nbsp; Uninstall.exe file size: 36.74 kb(37623)back up copy&nbsp; Trojan horse Downloader Zlob.ODP</P>
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    <P align=left>&nbsp;Well i turned off my system restore,an need to do a or an other Virus scan,one in safe-mode to be shore that i got them removed.So i am saying that&nbsp; i probly done a dumb thing&nbsp; installing&nbsp; any program with out first making shore my computer is clean.Sorry to waste your time with this post.. Thank you for the program. Hope i can get it&nbsp; set up in the proper order to get a clean PC. I hate spyware that takes from my Processor....that is my final words...Thank-You&nbsp; </P>
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    <P align=left>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Parridox</P>

     

     PS: Hope i can use this program correctly.

    Monday, September 3, 2007 5:48 PM

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  • Hi Parridox,
     
    Thanks for sharing the experience of installing SteadyState.
     
    If you have Windows Disk Protection (WDP) enabled, you need to temporarily configure WDP to
    Retain all changes permanently to scan for viruses. The viruses will be removed from the WDP cache file. After removing all of them, we can restore WDP to Remove all changes at restart.


    Apart from defragging the hard drive and scanning the viruses, some other preparation tasks are also needed before the installation of SteadyState:


    1. Configure display settings, and remove software that should not be available to any user profile. For shared systems, please clear the Internet History folders and delete files in My Documents.

    2. Download and install the latest critical updates from the Windows Update website.
    3. Download and install up-to-date antivirus software. Scan for viruses, unwanted software, and malicious software.
    4. Set the Administrator  password.
    5. Install all the features, services, and programs that you want to make available to your users (recommended).
     
    For more information on configuring your shared computer before installing Windows SteadyState, please check the
    Configuring the System for Shared Use section in SteadyState Handbook:


    Windows SteadyState Handbook
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D64AF114-336C-4418-BEB7-E074E813B498&displaylang=en
     
    In addition, reinstalling Windows XP will help establish a more secure environment for a shared computer on which you are installing Windows SteadyState. A computer that has been used by multiple people and on which multiple applications have been installed and reconfigured can be difficult to reliably maintain as a secure, shared system. Here are some benefits of reinstalling Windows XP:

     

    • Reformatting and reinstalling is the best way to help create a more secure environment, to help enhance user privacy, and to improve performance and stability.
    • Reinstalling Windows XP automatically removes the separate partition you may have created when you initially installed Shared Computer Toolkit.
    • Reinstalling gives you an opportunity to create a new disk partition. A separate disk partition can be useful when using Windows Disk Protection because you can use it to store permanent files and user profiles that you want to retain when the Windows Disk Protection cache is cleared.


    If there is any question when using this product, please feel free to post the information in this forum.
     
    Best Regards,

    Wednesday, September 5, 2007 7:53 AM
  • Well i did not get the chance to reboot my computer after AVG deleted the 2 VIrus- horses that were in my computer.Just before doing this,i set the setting on the disk protect to the bottom box of the 3 three.Then i closed it.But i was thinking that i should of deleted it,but i did not.After deleting the Viruses,i then tried to restart my computer but it came up with the idea of a corrupted system.The system never rebooted but only would keep restarting.I had to delete it all out.So with that said i guess i will not be needing any Windows Steady Programs.I can say that it acted like a super FIREWALL ,that is i seen it doing.I will not be installing it again. Thank you for your time  in making your post here. Thanks again an happy computing.....  Bye.

    Friday, September 7, 2007 2:45 AM
  • Hi Parridox,

     

    I would like to confirm if there was any error message when the system corrupted. Please understand that corruption can be caused by several factors including hardware failure or corrupted/missing system files. From your description, it seems the system corrupted right after deleting the virus. Based on my experience, if the infected system files were deleted together with the virus, corruption may occur. If you would like to continue troubleshooting this issue, we can reinstall SteadyState to check if the issue is reproducible. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Monday, September 10, 2007 2:42 AM
  • Hello: all , or , You  .
      
      I would like to say that AVG deleted the real copy.A virus runs like a forest fire.So to turn off System Restore to  stop it from moving about.The problem was ,you have what them Virus names are.One of them could of done one thing then the other work to do the opposite as the first one.Making your system to freeze.I though i did the right thing.i guess i was worng.Far as  re-installing  any Disk program.I all ready have a firewall.I was looking for something that would work to protect against spyware.I hate that ,an what there reasons of it allso.Sorry for saying...VIRUS  restoring from Vault........which it did not.I was told that i needed to run the scan in safe-mode.Was i wrong in doing it that way .. ?
    Monday, September 10, 2007 10:35 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I understand the inconvenience you have encountered. The steps you performed are correct. Based on my experience, under Normal Mode, most of antivirus programs will not scan the System Restore folder. Thus, in case the Restore Point files were infected by virus, we need to boot to Safe Mode to scan again. Sometimes, we also need to restart the System Restore to clear the virus from Restore Points. Similar as System Restore, if you have some other disk programs which will cache the disk change (such as WDP feature of SteadyState), we also need to disable the feature or uninstall the program to clear the virus from the cache file.

     

    For your information, antivirus & firewall may not block spyware. To protect the system against spyware, you may need to install some antispyware program such as WindowsDefender:

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=435bfce7-da2b-4a6a-afa4-f7f14e605a0d&DisplayLang=en

     

    Regards,

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:35 AM
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    Thanks for your help.When i got my PC new 3 Years ago. I received this  program package with it from Song.I am not a sony fan by far. I have a dvd program but i never bought a DVD burner for it yet.I am not into burning music. I allso received  these 2 programs with the CD Burner i bought with it.A NTI Backup Now3 program, an a NTI Drive Backup 3 program,so i will  try it if i think i need for any Drive safety matter to do with my system.Thanks for all the time you spent on any  time  to post here.I do know  what it is to waste  ones time.....not a nice thing to do much of...... Thanks again. Case closed here.The post an the helpfull links might help someeone out there .
    Friday, September 14, 2007 3:07 PM
  • Thanks for your time and effort on this issue. If further assistance is needed, feel free to post your questions. I will be glad to help.

     

    Regards,

    Monday, September 17, 2007 3:43 AM
  • I not sure how to reboot my computer

    how can I show me

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:23 PM
  • how can you reboot my computer and stop the virus give me some ideal what going I still learning about how to use a computer
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:30 PM
  • yes please help me I wouldn,t take no risk can you start when you get a chance should I shut down my computer
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:39 PM
  • give me a answer I need help please start when you get chance or call me
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:42 PM
  • give me some save ideal
    • Edited by cocoa2010 Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:46 PM because it really acting up
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:45 PM