posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 02:37 PM
I used Avast to scan for the Conflicker virus on my laptop and it was amateur hour all the way.
I had intended to boot into safe mode and scan the drive, which I had slaved onto my desktop (using an adaptor I bought a couple of years ago) in safe
mode. I goofed that part and wound up booting up in normal mode.
I figured I might as well just go ahead and scan the drive. Avast found a Trojan in the pagefile.sys folder and nothing else. I shut off the computer
disconnected the slave drive, went to microsoft.com and downloaded the current malware removal tool which is supposed to target the Conflicker virus,
I rebooted, having connected the slave drive to the desktop and copied the malware remover .exe to the slave drive. I shut down, removed the slave
drive, reconnected it to my laptop and booted up. I ran the malware remover and it turned up nothing on the laptop (formerly slave) drive.
I set a system restore point and called it a day.
Any thoughts? Do other things, like trojans, remove system restore points?
[edit on 6-4-2009 by ipsedixit]