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Without any details it's difficult to know what to say but you should realise that no protection software in the world is 100% guaranteed to stop 100% of infections. The rest is up to you to make sure you surf safely, be careful what you click on and download, keep Windows totally up to date and keep some extra anti-spyware tools handy for emergencies. Some suggested ones at the top here: https://community.mcafee.com/thread/1996
When doing a System Restore as that puts the machine into an earlier state one must always immeditaely update any time-sensitive software such as antivirus.
Meanwhile there is an excellent removal guide for Antivirus 8 here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus8
Scroll down the page and ignore those first links as they are all advertising.
If your System Restore ends up to be satisfactory you should temporarily disable System Restore to erase the infected folders.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 08/10/10 8:28:48 EDT AM