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Event Viewer Shows a Future Date

By wightsaar ·
My Windows XP Event Viewer shows events for dates in the future which clearly have not happened yet. What can be done to rectify this?

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Event Viewer Shows a Futu ...

This is the machine I want, tells you it's going to have problems and wirtes them to the event log for you before it happens as a warning great lol, well have you checked the time and date on your computer to ensure that its the correct date and has the right time settings and so on?

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Check what the Wiz says first

by Jacky Howe In reply to Event Viewer Shows a Futu ...

How old is your PC. You could try changing the CMOS battery if the BIOS time is incorrect.
If it is OK then try this to Restore to an earlier time.

1. Click Start.
2. Point to All Programs.
3. Point to Accessories.
4. Point to System Tools.
5. Click System Restore.
6. Follow the instructions on the wizard to restore to an earlier point.

If that doesn't work try a Malware scan.

Follow the steps below with the System started and restarted in Safe Mode with Networking. Running in Safe Mode loads a minimal set of drivers for the Operating System. You can use these options to start Windows so that you can modify the registry or load or remove drivers.

With the new strains of Virus that have been created you may find it necessary to rename the executable files so that they will work. Rename mbam-setup.exe and then navigate to the install folder and rename mbam.exe. Do not change the files extension from .exe. Do the same with Spybot.

Removing malware from System Restore points
To remove the malware, you must first disable System Restore, then scan the system with up-to-date antivirus software - allowing it to clean, delete, or quarantine any viruses found. After the system has been disinfected, you may then re-enable System Restore. The steps for disabling System Restore vary, depending on whether the default Start Menu or the Classic Start Menu is being used.

Default Start Menu XP
If using the default Start Menu, click Start | Control Panel | Performance and Maintenance | System. Select the System Restore tab and check "Turn off System Restore".

Classic Start Menu XP
If using the Classic Start Menu, click Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-click the System icon. Select the System Restore tab and check "Turn off System Restore".

Vista
Start, right mouse click Computer and select Properties. Select Advanced System Properties, click contine and then System Protection. Untick the box nect to Local Disk C: and click on Turn System Restore off.


After scanning the system and removing the offending malware, re-enable System Restore by repeating the steps, this time removing the check from "Turn off System Restore".

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it.

<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
<a href="http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/mbam-rules.exe" target="_blank"><u>mbam-rules</u></a>

I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.


Download Spybot - Search & Destroy and install it. Update it and run it.

<a href="http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html " target="_blank"><u>Spybot</u></a>

Also run this Rootkit Revealer GMer
http://www.gmer.net/index.php

FAQ
http://www.gmer.net/faq.php

Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender or Google for an online scanner.

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>

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