Disable System Restore

Disable System Restore

Certain viruses store themselves in the memory on your computer. In order to remove them, you may need to disable system restore while you run your virus scanner. Remember to turn System Restore back on after you are finished.

How to disable system restore in Windows 7:

  1. Go to Start > Right-click Computer and select Properties
  2. Select the System Protection tab on the left
  3. Under Protection Settings, click the disk, and then click Configure
  4. Check Turn off system protection
  5. Restart your computer
  6. Run your virus scanner to remove the viruses
  7. Restart your computer when the virus scan is complete
  8. Turn System Restore back on. To do this, follow steps 1-3, and check the boxRestore system settings and previous versions of files
  9. Click Apply, then OK

How to disable system restore in Windows 8:

  1. Move the cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen to display the side bar and choose “Settings” (or press the Windows key + C)
  2. PC info > System Protection
  3. Click on Configure
  4. To disable System Restore: select “Disable system protection” and then click on Apply.
  5. Restart your computer
  6. Run your virus scanner to remove the viruses
  7. Restart your computer when the virus scan is complete
  8. To enable System Restore: select “Turn on system protection” and then click on Apply.