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#1 missjenniferann


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:35 AM

Hi. I am running Windows Vista and needing to put my computer back to a date about 5 days ago. I somehow had a virus load and when I google how to do this, it says I will get an option of choosing a different restore point, but I do not. I get the Restore system files and settings, but no way to pick a different restore point. It has 06/06 on there, but no other choices. Please help as I want to restore it to about 06/01. Thanks!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:54 AM

It is common for malware to block using system restore. If the below instructions cannot be followed then
you should post a topic in Am I Infected....... for assistance in finding and removing the malware.

  • Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program group.
  • Click on the System Restore program icon.
  • Choose the Choose a different restore point radio button and then click Next >.

    Note: The default choice is Recommended restore. This restore point is probably the most recent automatically created one.
  • Choose the restore point that you want to use.

    Note: Check the Show restore points older than 5 days checkbox to see more than the most recent restore points.

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#3 missjenniferann

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

Thanks so much for your help. I posted in the Am I Infected forum so hopefully I can restore my system to about 06/01 before day's end:)

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