Hi I am running out of time as in just under 2 weeks my Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 Subscription will expire, which until recently I was intending to simply renew..
Just over a month ago, I had a potential problem with Bitdefender, which thankfully didnt cause me too much aggro as I too the easy option of just uninstalling/ reinstalling a couple of programms .. BUT I was caught unaware, as in all the years of using Sys restore on other PCs its worked perfectly.. When this problem arose a month or so ago, had I been experiencing a major system problem , then not being able to complete a successful restore would have been much more of an issue.
To be honest although it was annoying I didnt really think too much of it, as I was feeling particularly ill at the time .. ( Please bear with me as I am battling a longterm serious illness & as a result I try to keep things a simple as possible full stop.. including the running/maintenance of my laptop.. I no longer have the confidence I used to have to dive in & "fix" things or try out new things, & find it a struggle to understand as well as I used to ... That being said my laptop is my " lifeline" to the outside world and I woudl be lost without it ...
About 2 weeks ago as my BIS is coming up for renewal ( less than 14 days) I did a quick google on the Syst restore scenario to see if it was really a "one off " or whether others had experienced the same problem & potentially coudl be more serious ..
I discovered it is a pretty common problem with Bitdefender Int Sec 2016.. having read this IS quite a big issue with Bitdefender, which left me concerned about renewing my subscription.
After a bit more research I discovered a forum post that suggested the real reason Sys Restore has not been able to complete... He too had found restore points had been made, but when trying to fall back to them was unable to do so, he felt "Bitdefender was causing the problem, as the first times its installed/used apparatly it changes the Boot order from HDD to Bitdefender's Rescue Mode" http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/38323-bitdefender-wont-allow-boot-system-fully.html.." ( see the final post dated 13 Jul 2014)
So having read his post I was HOPING to simply find changing the BIOS boot order on my ASUS ASUS N551JX, i7 ( win 8.1)
that I might be able to resolve the SysRestore problem & even avoid even having to unistall B.I.S .. ( which seems to have been working fine all year with the exception of that one incident) and
Having read B.I.S cld be a nuisance to uninstall, as the removal tool left bits behind, which caused problems when trying to install other Internet Security Software. I posted in a forum online for advice re this, at the same time as asking for complete instructions on how to "fully" remove bitdefender should I decide to do so..
The removal instructions were excellent, & very complete.. however as yet no-one seems to have been able to answer the question re system restore...and I am hoping someone here might be able to ...
Many Thanks in advance for your assistance