Booted up my XP today and, when I returned to start using it, ZoneAlarm came up saying that it had found "virus.dos.horse.1576" in my system restore files. However, it was found nowhere on my system and, when a ZL super scan was started, the only viruses found where in my ZL Forcefield virtual browser cache, protected from my machine by the virtual browser. I have never had another virus attack stopped by ZL on this computer since reformatting last month. Could this virus have been contracted during "learning mode" on ZL Extreme Security, wherein one's system security is lower, and been deleted in a temp file but not before being saved as part of a system restore package?
Is it possible that the virus was actually from a virtual browser cache, the virus quarantined but saved into system restore? Can viruses run out of restore files? I don't remember if it had been brought to my attemtion through a scheduled scan or because it had been trying to run.
Does anyone have information about "virus.dos.horse.1576". I haven't been able to find out a whole lot about it.
Maybe I'm overreacting. Getting a virus is bound to happen to even the most careful user, and there's a big difference between "on the machine" and "running and being a virus", the latter of which all reputable antivirus software prevents.
Peace out and God bless.