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Restoring my computer

I think I got a virus when I let a friend use my laptop. I tried to restore it back to an earlier date like it states in the support manual but it did not help. When I turn on the computer ad log on with my password it s a blue screen with no icons and a message telling me to install anti virus and spyware. That's it. What can I do?

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  • pinkmouse May 29, 2008

    I tried that it has not helped. Now I dont have a mouse to use to try and locate my icons and there is nothing on the desktop except a blue screen and lettering telling to download antispyware and antivirus.



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Just download avast 4.8 from and scan your pc by disabling the system restore

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • Rajkumar Bordoloi
    Rajkumar Bordoloi May 30, 2008

    your pc have been infected by viruse,
    it will better you reinstall your operating system



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Helloviksai, the best thing to do to recover the Computer back to an 'Earlier Date!' Is to do a "System Restore." "Follow these instructions carefully!" The first thing you want to do is click on the "Start Button," paul7of9_50.jpg from the Desktop.

Next, click on "All Programs," scroll to find "Accessories."

  • Now, select the "System Tools." You will see in the next window that opens!
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  • "This is very important! "
  • "Once you click on the System Restore "shortcut!"
  • It will start to look for the last known time of a change in the Computer.
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Important!: The System restore can take as long as a 1/2 an hour to run; so be patient!Warning:"Do not try to do any type of work. Do not 'touch' the [Keyboard] for any reason."

  • Let the (Restore) run it's configurations.
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  • Choose the Date closest to the time of the 'occurrence'. paul7of9_120.jpg
  • Next, click on the [Next Button]. paul7of9_121.jpg
  • Now, once again, there will be a message telling you not to do anything with the computer.
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