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I had two viruses stored in the virus chest. Soon after I used System Recovery to restore my computer to it's original state.
Could the two viruses still exist on my computer.

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Re: Does using System Recovery eliminate a virus stored in the virus chest
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 03:07:44 PM »
The two viruses with the exception of the ones you sent to the chest don't exist on your system.

System Restore isn't a back-up tool and is fallible and may not give the results you want. It would have zero effect on the files stored in it as it is a protected area and system restore wouldn't cover that anyway.

If any of your restore points were infected then if you use system restore and go to a point that includes an infected restore point then you could be re-infecting your system. Hopefully avast would have detected those also and you elected to move them to the chest, etc.

Why did you need to use system restore ?

So I would suggest that you rescan your system with avast, schedule a boot-time scan would be quickest and quite effective if system restore placed items back in the system folders. Or an on-demand thorough scan longest.
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