What does RESTORE do--and NOT do?

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I have used RESTORE when my computer has developed a problem such as freezing, or has acted strangely in other ways. RESTORE has worked well, for the most part.

But I'm not completely clear what the program reverts back to when it goes back to an earlier restore point. It says that none of my data will be lost. Then what IS changed? And if, for example, my computer gets infected with malware, does restoring back to a time BEFORE the malware attacked eliminate it?

Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

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Fairly good explanation

http://www.andyrathbone.com/tips/systemrestore.html
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Pretty much answers the question. I remain unclear as to why system settings can be restored but a program (such as "System Security" or any virus cannot be totally eliminated that way. Not important, as long as I remember that it can't.
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Typically when removing malware it is suggested to disable system restore as most intruders will replicate itself through system restore or something along those lines. Once the infection is removed it is safe to enable system restore.

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