I just cleaned up a virus infection on my computer (running windows) by running an Anti Virus Scan. The malicious executable files are now deleted. However, the registry entries made by it remain. Also, this particular malware changed attributes on removable drives to make files and folders hidden. These files continue to remain hidden even after clean up.
This set me thinking, shouldn't Anti Virus Software remove all changes made by the malware instead of simply removing malicious executables?
Hope to hear your thoughts on this.