Throughout the day, I get a ton of virus emails. I have Eudora as my client and McAffee as my VS, and they all get caught and deleted.
However, every day I log in and find a message from McAffee that it cleaned a virus (SoBig, usually in a .pif or .scr file) from my latest System Restore folder.
I ran HouseCall to doublecheck and it did find a couple of things. Yet I still get these virus deletions every day.
I’ve also been plagued with SpyWare that I’ve cleaned (or so I thought) 2 days in a row now using both AdAware and SpyBot (both updated). S far today I haven’t gotten the SpyWare back, but I’m waiting to see what happens tomorrow.
Any idea of why I am getting the virus in my system restore and how I can get rid of it? I do use system restore from time to time, so I don’t want to discontinue using it. Turning it off for a day or so is fine by me, just not forever.
On a related now (i think) I had some weird files in my C:\ directory that I know I didn’t put there. One was labeled as an MFC Application (an exe file) and there were abou 8 others with no file extension and short random names like “nh5f” and “s1rt”. The contents of the files were simply “<mfc status=1 />”
I googled the exe’s filename and found nothing. Also googled all of the other little files’ names. Nothing again. I deleted all of that stuff and have seen no ill effects, but I was wondering if this had anything to do with my virus(?) or spyware.
Sorry for the long explanation but I’m just feeling creeped out
Oh, and I have the MS Broadband Wireless Router with built in firewall, so no need for ZoneAlarm.