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Windows 7: Legal or not..? Unasked for software riding in on downloads.

31 Oct 2013   #41
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Restore Point?...
DUH! I told you I would hate myself. I'm going back to bed.


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31 Oct 2013   #42
gregrocker

 

I actually googled it yesterday to try to figure it out myself, but then read back to find it in the thread.
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31 Oct 2013   #43
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Restore Point?...
DUH! I told you I would hate myself. I'm going back to bed.
Sorry milady.
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31 Oct 2013   #44
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Restore Point?

I have restored before accidental SneakWare install and it seemed to work OK, although I didn't need to disable MSE.

There are risks to restoring if there is infection involved since it can get into Restore Points. So I'd scan for infection first just to be safest.
Yeah I've never had to disable my AV's as well. Have Norton on my Win 8.1 machine and MSE on the W7 machine.

And count me for Restore Point as well
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31 Oct 2013   #45
kado897

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That's interesting. I need to disable tamper protection in Norton for an RP to complete successfully. That may have changed in recent versions as I just automatically do that now.
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31 Oct 2013   #46
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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That's interesting. I need to disable tamper protection in Norton for an RP to complete successfully. That may have changed in recent versions as I just automatically do that now.
Can't hurt. Less likely to have issues. Although antivirus companies should be well aware of this feature, it has been around for a long time.
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31 Oct 2013   #47
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't know; I've been mainly using restore points since Win 7 was released. Never once did I ever have to disable any AV for it to work, whether creating or restoring. And I've not seen any issues under Windows 8/8.1 running with NIS 2013 or 14 now.

Must be one of those freak things you encountered
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31 Oct 2013   #48
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Restore Point?...
DUH! I told you I would hate myself. I'm going back to bed.
Sorry milady.
Why? It's not your fault I'm losing my mind.
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31 Oct 2013   #49
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Interesting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I find that RPs do work but you need to disable your AV first.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I have restored before accidental SneakWare install and it seemed to work OK, although I didn't need to disable MSE.

There are risks to restoring if there is infection involved since it can get into Restore Points. So I'd scan for infection first just to be safest.
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Yeah I've never had to disable my AV's as well. Have Norton on my Win 8.1 machine and MSE on the W7 machine.
I'm running Avast and I have no problems creating new Restore Points.

With reference to my earlier posts, I do manually create Restore Points in addition to the automatic system created ones.
I used one last week without any issues.
I just don't rely on them.
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02 Nov 2013   #50
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

For the OP -

Here is a good way to attempt to avoid the 'extras' - Avoid extras when installing free software

And it is perfectly legal for anyone to couple freeware together, which you agree to download because you clicked the link that they offered. It is illegal for people to intentionally install malware on your computer, though I suspect with our broad definition of malware, some of it may even be legal
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