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Does a RESTORE remove all malware and viruses ?

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Lets say that your computer is really messed up with malware and viruses, but you have been making monthly backups of your entire computer to an external hard drive. Lets assume you can make it to the desktop and use the RESTORE function of Paragon Backup and Restore for example. Will doing the restore clean the computer, or will it still be infected ? Thanks, Mike


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Yes. Provided you boot from a clean medium (like a Windows PE) and restore the clean backup from there. If you boot from the infected system, then whatever you do may be already compromised.



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dencorso...Thanks for the reply. I guess I need to create a Win PE disc. to boot to.

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Paragon may offer a "PE building wizard"... give their pages a look or contact them in case their pages say nothing about it.

Easy does it. Hurrying up, at this point, only leads to avoidable mistakes. Good luck!






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