Backdating windows 7

and if they're attacking your computer you've got more problems that viruses to worry about. I've yet to hear of a bios rootkit, just that they are possible. Assuming that BIOS kits aren't out yet, you can only ever clear a computer absolutely via a new OS install.

You can never be sure that some trace isn't there to reinstall the virus/trojan/whatever... If it resides in the registry or in a driver of somesort then I think it may be able to or if it was installed using a rogue windows update.

That'd be if it only infected some files that start up now and didn't start up in the past, and if it has left the system restore points intact. System restore really won't help you at all for a virus. Malware other than viruses, like spyware or adware, can sometimes be -not removed- by system restore, but stopped from working via a system restore. By the way, you can make your own registry backup with ERUNT. But (OBVIOUSLY) you have to pick a point prior to which the infection occurred! Now I'll go back and try to remove any restore points that were created when the malware was active. But I recommend you don't trust Windows 10 system restore points and always schedule to backup your system image.

Well, those websites will scan your computer, which is true, however, the majority of them will charge a large fee to get rid of all of the errors found in the scan.

In addition, a lot of them are fake and will actually install more malware and spyware onto your computer.

If Windows tries to update this driver in the future, you must turn off automatic updates. 4) Double-click the file that was saved into the work folder and follow the prompts until it is completely installed.

5) Plug the USB programming cable into the USB port of your PC.

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