or prevent prevent prevent
i run avg on a fully secure machine, not a virus hit me in yrs.
i dont use kazza, or its ilk, i watch what i open, and fortmating works but you lose alot of stuff
Back-Up, Back-Up, Back-Up and Back-Up... [IMHO]
Reformat and Reinstall is the best way to go.
After (atleast watching someone) trying to fix/removing viruses and spyware/adware from a pc.
Now I came to conclusion, that fixing a PC after hit by Viruses or Spyware/Adware etc., is a waste of time... (imagine this.. Scanning, looking, clicking many thing, searching registry, fixing, reboot, testing, scanning, looking, reboot, fixing, testing, scanning and soon, not to mention logon/logoff)
UNLESS you really know how and what to delete, fixed or change.
You will never cleaned your PC, just by running anti virus (locally or online), running utilities (such as spybot sd or adaware etc.), deleting registry entry or running system restore or SFC etc... It always something left behind that 'might' create unknown problem later on.
So please make atleast a couple Back-Up of your data/files, and refresh/renew that back-up atleast every month... (i.e. I can have 3gb of NEW data/files in a month)
You might also want to make a back-up of your whole 'clean' HD (OS and installed program) -- So if anything happened, you can just copy the whole HD plus your data/files, after reformating the problem HD.
Well, that just what I will do from now on... got a virus? spyware? adware? .... Reformat and Reinstall is the best way to go.