Disabling System Restore as the first step when attempting to clean a system or when scanning for malware is not advisable
. Unfortunately, some anti-virus vendors recommend disabling System Restore before attempting malware removal which is not a good practice when dealing with infected computer systems. Turning System Restore off and then turning it back on has some risk associated with it since that feature does not always work as intended
. Further, there is always a possibility of something going wrong during the malware removal process and you end up with more problems. Without a restore point to fall back on, you are then stuck with a limited means of restoring your system such as a Repair Install or Reformat. Although System Restore is not 100% guaranteed to work all the time, it at least gives you another option. When the system is clean, then you can create a new Restore Point and purge the old ones to prevent accidental re-infection.
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If you can boot in safe mode you can try using "Last Known Good Configuration
" or System Restore from a command prompt
in "SAFE MODE
" to return to a previous state before your problems began?