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Disabling System Restore

 
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Guz21



Joined: 07 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Disabling System Restore Reply with quote

I need to disable system restore. I have a virus, and the instructions to remove it tell me to disable system restore. how can I do?
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Hobbit



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right click on my computer, click properties, click the system restore tab, and check "turn off system restore", then click apply.

I don't see why you would want to disable it though, it would be quite risky without it. Disable at your own risk Twisted Evil
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Hobbit is right, you should be careful disabling System Restore.

What virus do you have?
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Guz21



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Hobbit.

I am confused now, I have instructions that say to disable system restore, delete some files and change something in the registry, then enable system restore again. I'm worried that I shouldn't disable system restore, but if I don't will I have problems?

The virus is called Bropia.

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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So long as you enable System Restore afterwards, then there should be no problem disabling it. I have found what looks like the removal instructions here.

I would suggest you follow the instructions, and ensure System Restore is turned back on when you have finished. Good luck!
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