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I've looked through a lot of the replys to some malware problems and a constant suggestion that i see is "Turn off system restore." Why?
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Because System Restore keeps a snapshot of your system at varying points in time. To do this it has to keep copies of various files, settings, etc.

Now if you was to use Restore, it would copy all those infected files back. Whereas if you turn off System Restore, all those infected fiels are basically forgotten about. They're not removed until you run appropriate programs but Windows won't have any ability to copy them back and thus stuff the system up again.
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