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03-06-2011, 03:41 PM
My partner using XP did "something" and now has a shortcut on her desktop for ASR.Is this a nasty or is it OK.Have looked at a few places and it seems ok but the way it appeared is suspicious.

03-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Hi kjaada

Are you sure ASR stands for Advanced System Restore. Sounds like it might be Automated System Recovery to me. Right click on the Shortcut, click Properties. What does it say in the Start In Box?


03-06-2011, 09:50 PM
ASR is Automated System Recovery as Burnzee said, just be very careful using it - The Microsoft Article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818903) explains what it is and how to use it.

03-06-2011, 10:22 PM
If I was you, kjaada, I would delete the shortcut as Automated System Recovery is a last grasp attempt of restoring. Not for playing with, especially by someone who doesn't know what they are doing.