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    Thanks. I'm probably overreacting, as I always do. It was recognized and quarantined. If it was running and stopping itself from being detected, it wouldn't have been detected in restore either.

    One more question, if you'll bear with me. If a virus is recognized by name, for example "Win32.Iswearimnotavirus.32" does that mean ZL recognizes the heuristic pattern and signature code of the virus, no matter where or in what it hides? Or is it simply recognizing it by the name on the file?

    Thanks again.

    Peace out and God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber 14 View Post
    .... signature code of the virus, no matter where or in what it hides?
    Yes, correct. Signature code no filename (too simple for nowadays malware). Heuristics detection will be marked 'HEUR' and generic family coding with 'GEN'.

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    Cool. Thanks. That answers a lot. Confirms my theory that the virus hiding in restore wasn't hiding in a file. Must have been a temporary file from the internet that got logged somehow. Anyway. It's gone. But i'll do the scan just in case.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Peace out and God bless.

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    You're welcome!

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    Sorry for opening this thread again, but given the subject matter, posting a new thread seems redundant.

    I've heard that System Restore archives the sandbox folders for some browser virtualization programs, such as Sandboxie, for some reason. I'm curious, does it do this for ForceField as well. It would explain my virus in restore, as the only other place I've ever found viruses on this PC since getting Extreme Security is in the sandbox infect-me junk folder through a super scan. Is there any way to exclude these files from restore? I'm not too worried about this, as restoring these puts them right back into the sandbox folder, but it would cut down on incidents like this one, where I thought I was infected. (if indeed I wasn't.)

    Thanks for your continuing help.

    Peace out and God bless.

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