Originally Posted by InfectionZero
The only problem with System Restore and viruses is that when you run a system restore, it will revert system settings back to how they were before they were infected, but that's only until the file is accessed again on the hard drive. So it's a step in the right direction, but not a permanent fix.
i dont think you are compliantly right on that one. maybe in most cases it is as you are saying. but i have once done i system restore where i never did see that virus again.
i reinstalled XP after 1 year corz of i had to much trash and stuff.
the virus i HAD did at the end prevent me from entering windows. (BSOD)
thats where i did the restore. and there was no error massages and "buy this and buy that"
all was normal