Windows 8: Apply Restore Point

This section provides a tutorial example on how to apply a restore point on Windows 8 system.

If your system gets infected by a virus or a spamware, you may consider to recover your system from a restore point instead of spending hours of trying to remove the virus. Apply a restore points will undo all system changes made after that restore point.

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 8 system:
Windows 8: Create Restore Point

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8: System Recovery Options

 Windows 8: View Available Restore Points

 Windows 8: Restore Point Settings

 Windows 8: Create Restore Point

Windows 8: Apply Restore Point

 Windows 8: Create System Image

 Windows 8: Create System Repair Disc

 Windows 8: Boot from Repair Disc

 Windows 8: Modify UEFI Boot Order in BIOS

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 2 - System Image

 Windows 8: Verify Factory Reset

 Windows 8: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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