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I'm a stupid email user

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I clicked on the story about the Olympics murder. A few minutes later, WinPatrol asked if I agreed to the IE change being made. There was no author info, so I said no (plus I was using Firefox at that moment, but did have IE open because my occupation requires using IE). As soon as I clicked no - Norton popped up and said it stopped an intrusion attempt.

When I boot my PC in the morning, I usually run a quick scan with Yahoo CA antispy. Immediately it came up with trojan SillyDl DTQ and recommended a full scan, which is running now. I do a full Norton scan when this finishes. Plus run Lava Adware and Spybot S&D.

So, put me down in the stupid email user category referenced at the bottom of the article. That CNN email has got to the source. Coryphaeus, thanks for making this post.

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Empty System Restore Windows XP?

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Anytime you have a virus/trojan/etc, should you always do an empty system restore?

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(NT) Empty? System restore?

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I have mixed feelings about clearing out all restore points. I've never done it nor have I needed to. One thing I do do is every so often I create a restore point. When I know my machine is running correctly I create a point. Just for grins. But since my machine is on when I'm awake, the 24 hour auto does me fine. I do manually create a restore point before I install anything.

Your choice on deleting all restore points. If your machine is running correctly you might create one. Or you could delete all of them and immediately create a new one.

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