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Offline vncoffman

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Re: avast detects Windows update as rootkit
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2010, 07:53:46 PM »
So what do you do if you told it to delete the supposed rootkit?

Offline Lisandro

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Re: avast detects Windows update as rootkit
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 08:15:53 PM »
Hmmm... Delete is not the best alternative, nor the safer.
Better would be send files to Chest (that allows restore).
Get the file from another (similar) computer?
Overinstall Windows?
I can't guess other solutions. Once deleted, the file is gone.
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Offline vncoffman

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Re: avast detects Windows update as rootkit
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2010, 05:54:00 AM »
Thanks.  What I wound up doing was restoring the OS. Fortunately that was easy and I had backups of my data.