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Will a system restore completely remove any viruses or spyware on a PC? Any suggestions on how to completely eliminate malicious spyware?
So reinstalling the operating system should wipe it clean from any viruses or spyware?
Spyware? Probably. You have to understand that viruses are virulent critters. They find a resting place in system critical files and can only be removed through software specifically designed for that purpose.
A System Restore will NOT remove viruses, although it may delete spyware. System Restore is normally used when there is a software conflict that cannot be corrected through deleting and reloaded the program. The only way to effectively remove a virus from your hard drive is through a thorough scan and virus removal software. There are many on the market. I use Trend Micro.