Antivirus software and System Restore

  Graham ® 13:05 19 Jul 2004
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Not everybody knows this, I certainly didn't.

click here

This could explain those 'System Restore doesn't work' threads.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:18 19 Jul 2004

This is also why we tell people to switch off system restore clean the pc and switch restore back on and create a new restore point.

  Djohn 17:00 19 Jul 2004

The advice I always give is to turn off system restore before scanning with anti-virus but this will of course lose all your restore points.

Reading through your link I interpret it as you can save your restore points by using the method suggested.

IE: Scan first, turn of anti-virus then select your last restore point rather than turning it off. Turn anti-virus back on, re-scan then enable system restore again.

Is this correct or have I misunderstood the article? j.

  Graham ® 17:45 19 Jul 2004

Who knows? :-) It appears that the system will automatically go through the system restore and virus check as it does so. Any virus that cannot be dealt with will result in a failed restore. Whether any indication is given as to why it failed is not clear.

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