Must have been Win 7 Starkers...... it's Sys Rest. function has been complete crap since day 1.
No, actually, my sister's rig has Vista Pro on it, and generally she had not had issues with System Restore prior to that. The problem was with the hijacker hooking into several areas of the registry and imitating system files, meaning that no matter how many times you perform a sysem restore you're replacing those bogus files. The only way to get rid of the hijacker was/is to clean the registry of all those entries and purge any associated files from All Programs, Commom Files Windows System and Windows System 32.
This comment has a snooty tone, but it is a valid question. Yes I did uncheck the box but was hit regardless.
As did my sister. Having explained to her the perils of toolbars, 'so-called' browser helpers and bundled software that's most often spyware and difficult to remove, she was/is rather more vigilant about bundled extras. The thing was, while she was given the option to install the Babylon Browser Helper or not, there was no option provided for the ASK Toolbar, which was installed without consent.