Make MSE Create a Restore Point Before Cleaning Malware

By Brian Burgess on January 11th, 2010

Everyday Malware is continuing to evolve to be more deviant and cause damage your system. Before making any changes to your computer, it’s always a good idea to create a restore point in case the changes break another app or make Windows unstable. Let’s take a look at making Microsoft Security Essentials create Restore Point before removing any infections.

Open MSE and click on the Settings tab, then Advanced on the left side. Now place a check in the box next to Create a system restore point and click on Save Changes. Now a Restore Point will automatically be created before MSE cleans any infection it finds on your computer.


This is helpful in case MSE were to remove a false positive or a difficult virus needs removed in a specific sequence to not make your computer unstable.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 01/11/10
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