This post is for information for Security team members dealing with
Malwarebytes' Antimalware ( known simply as mbam ) .
While an anti virus program will not scan the hidden files of the Restore
Files which are shadow copies, i found out from a Staff Member of
Mbam that mbam will scan these files and remove the threat. Now, it should
be noted that as this will make that restore pt useless, he has recommended
that after the files are cleaned up for users to delete all the old restore
points and as files are clean, at this time, make a new restore pt to be
used if needed.
" It is by using the Full Scan option, but honestly, actually removing infections
from System Restore points is pointless as it will generally break those restore points,
rendering them useless. If an infection resides in one or more of your restore points,
the best option once you're system is otherwise clean and running normally, to create a
fresh restore point and then delete all of the older restore points,
thus removing the older restore points that contained the infection(s). "
Samuel E Lindsey
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