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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2014, 04:10:27 PM »
Cattledogit

Thanks for the helpful information.

Your right - Avast is the cause of the problem. They are aware of it, but I you probably won't get an immediate response   from them. They have had problems off and on with system restore for years.


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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2014, 04:52:43 PM »
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=155852.msg1130180#msg1130180
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=159770.msg1150270#msg1150270
There have also been discussion about this problem in sections of this Forum that many users don't have access to.
I am still waiting for a fix and still follow the procedure of turning off the self protection mode of avast prior to creating
a system restore point and prior to restoring from a system restore point.





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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2014, 05:40:41 PM »
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=155852.msg1130180#msg1130180
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=159770.msg1150270#msg1150270
There have also been discussion about this problem in sections of this Forum that many users don't have access to.
I am still waiting for a fix and still follow the procedure of turning off the self protection mode of avast prior to creating
a system restore point and prior to restoring from a system restore point.

I'm still on 2014/V9 because waiting for 2015 to have more stabilized release.
For 2014 on W7 64-bit I can have System Restore create a Restore point and I "can" restore to that point all with SDM on but Avast is corrupt.
If I disable SDM before restore then Avast is OK.
....but in both scenarios above SDM was "on" when restore point was created.
However, regardless I think your comment about disabling SDM before a restore should always be done.
I think we are seeing/saying different things on Restore Point Creation with SDM....or perhaps you are only talking 2015 ?
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2014, 05:50:16 PM »
This is a continuing problem and has been around long before the current version release.
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 01:56:12 AM »
Just had this issue today. Wasted hours on it.
Did system restore. Didn't work and I stupidly didn't read the error and so tried again at a different restore point.
Didn't work again saw that it said it was Avast causing the issue.  No problem will do it in safe mode.
Tried again in safe mode.  Didn't work.
So I came on here and saw some folks say disable defence mode.  Tried that and yet again nope it failed.
The restore didn't work until I removed Avast completely.    You shouldn't have to unstall it to do a simple restore.
I do image my system as well but I just wanted to revert back to one piece of software I had updated earlier that I didnt think much of once it had upgraded.

@Eddy how can you say its not an Avast problem if its Avast that is causing the issue?

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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2015, 12:55:15 PM »
Just had this issue today. Wasted hours on it.
Did system restore. Didn't work and I stupidly didn't read the error and so tried again at a different restore point.
Didn't work again saw that it said it was Avast causing the issue.  No problem will do it in safe mode.
Tried again in safe mode.  Didn't work.
So I came on here and saw some folks say disable defence mode.  Tried that and yet again nope it failed.
The restore didn't work until I removed Avast completely.    You shouldn't have to unstall it to do a simple restore.
I do image my system as well but I just wanted to revert back to one piece of software I had updated earlier that I didnt think much of once it had upgraded.

@Eddy how can you say its not an Avast problem if its Avast that is causing the issue?
Which version of Avast are you using ? If it's not the most recent, then follow the instructions outlined here:
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2015, 01:20:47 PM »
This had been a problem in the past. I had tested the function during the Beta phase of this latest version and,
because of your post, re-ran my test to confirm my earlier findings.
No changes, the current version,
Avast 2015.10.2.2214 has no conflicts with the System Restore function while the Avast Self Protection Mode is active.
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2015, 01:30:11 PM »
This had been a problem in the past. I had tested the function during the Beta phase of this latest version and,
because of your post, re-ran my test to confirm my earlier findings.
No changes, the current version,
Avast 2015.10.2.2214 has no conflicts with the System Restore function while the Avast Self Protection Mode is active.

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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2015, 08:19:28 PM »
jwa wrote:
> They have had problems off and on with system restore for years.

System Restore doesn't work with self-defense enabled on the current Avast version, 2015.10.2.2218.

Until Avast adds System Restore to their release testing, I guess it's best to leave self-defense disabled if you want System Restore to work.

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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2015, 02:39:48 PM »
jwa wrote:
> They have had problems off and on with system restore for years.

System Restore doesn't work with self-defense enabled on the current Avast version, 2015.10.2.2218.

Until Avast adds System Restore to their release testing, I guess it's best to leave self-defense disabled if you want System Restore to work.
There isn't any problem with System Restore and the latest version of Avast. :)
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2015, 06:57:54 PM »
no need to shut off self defense to create restore points.but yes you must turn it off to restore. at least it works that way on my vista system every time.

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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2015, 10:08:22 PM »
no need to shut off self defense to create restore points.but yes you must turn it off to restore. at least it works that way on my vista system every time.

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That's not the case in Windows 8.1. No problem creating or restoring with the self protection mode active.
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2015, 04:31:28 PM »
Restore points created now with self defense enabled can't be restored on my Win8.1 Pro 64-bit system, though they could be back in March.



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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2015, 01:19:11 PM »
My restoration is also working.
I'm using the Advanced Restart of Windows 8.1 to get access to recovery environment. This way, restoration never failed to me.
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Re: Avast 2015 preventing system restore?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2015, 06:11:00 PM »
I'm using the Advanced Restart of Windows 8.1 to get access to recovery environment. This way, restoration never failed to me.

This worked for me today, although as I recall it didn't work when I tried it before the March fix. Thanks!