Why would you disable System Protection prior to attempting a malware removal?
A) The anti-malware scan runs faster with System Protection disabled
B) Additional restore points containing malware would not be created
C) Disabling System Protection allows the malware to run, allowing easy identification
D) You would replace System Protection functionality with a 3rd-party product
E) It’s easier to burn the computer to the ground with all services disabled
The answer: B) Additional restore points containing malware would not be created
When you make a significant change, System Protection creates a restore point. Although this would normally be a good thing, you don’t want to save any restore points that might save the malware. You would also delete all previous restore points as well.
Want to know more? Watch “Tools for Security Troubleshooting.”
If you are experiencing a security-related problem, then you’re going to need the right tools to get your systems up and running again. In this video, you’ll learn about anti-virus software, the Windows Recovery Console and Command Prompt, System Restore, pre-installation environments, and the Windows Event Viewer.