How to Fix System Restore Disabled by a Virus
Invalid registry entries can be added by viruses looking to infect and create havoc on your system. A single deleted or modified registry entry can result in:
- Slow performance (even on a relatively new PC)
- Frequent PC freezes
- Unexplained PC crashes
- Common Windows errors
- Programs hang often and are slow to open
- Blue screen of death (BSOD)
Viruses can also disable your Windows System Restore feature. If you’re a little tech-savvy, you know that you can go into your computer’s System Properties to run a System Restore if you ever want to revert your computer or files back to a state before the current day, undoing all changes made (by you or malware) in the days after your selected Restore Point.
But some viruses can actually disable your System Restore feature, making it impossible to restore system properties to a state prior to the moment things were changed by you or the virus.
Depending on the virus and the changes it has made to your registry, PerfectRegistry may be able to undo the changes it has made. You may be able to fix the disabled System Restore feature and enable it to restore your computer to a prior day Restore Point.
PerfectRegistry automatically backs up your registry before cleaning and optimizing it for peak performance, allowing you to restore your registry to a prior system restore point in order to avoid data loss.