Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
Windows 7: Recovery Option 1 - Restore Point
This section provides a tutorial example on how to apply a restore point on Windows 7 system.
If your system gets infected by a malicious software you have tried for hours to remove it without success, you should consider to take a Windows 7 recovery option.
The first recovery option is to use a "Restore Point", which is easy to do and requires less time. Applying a "Restore Point" will not change any personal documents. So there is no need to do any backups.
1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\System" and click the "System protection" link. You will see the "System Properties" screen open on the "System Protection" tab.
2. Click "System Restore..." button and click "Next". You will see a list of all system restore points available on the system. Remember to click "[x] Show more restore points" see all entries.
3. Select a restore point entry based on the date and time when the restore point was created.
4. Click "Scan for affected programs" to review the impact of applying this restore point.
5. If you are ok with the impact, close the impact analysis screen and click "Next" to apply the selected restore point.
6. Click the "Finish" button on the confirmation screen to finish the process.
7. After applying the restore point, the virus or spamware may be removed from system settings. But the downloaded file that contains the virus or spamware may still on your hard disk. You need to continue to search and remove it.
The picture below shows you the impact analysis of applying a system restore point on Windows 7 system:
Last update: 2013.
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