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XP Defender - Zillions of Restore Points

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lagunasrfr, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. lagunasrfr

    lagunasrfr Thread Starter

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    Defender creates at least 4 restore points each day. This quickly fills up area I have allocated. I know I can allocate more, but this chews up disk. It puts critical restore points way back in the list. Does anyone know if MS has a way to not create restore points for routine Defender runs?
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Un-install Windows Defender and reboot then re-install a version from the Windows Defender site from a fresh download.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    I would dump it all together as most I work with agree it is worthless anyway and it is not protecting you.
     
  4. Bert Kinney

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    Hi,

    It appears this is a design flaw in Windows Defender. Here's a registry edit to disable restore point creation by WD.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan
    change the data of the value DisableRestorePoint from 0 to 1

    Another alternative is to uninstall WD.

    For more information take a look here:
    http://snipurl.com/usxj
     
  5. lagunasrfr

    lagunasrfr Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help re: registry change.
     
  6. Bert Kinney

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    You're welcome. (y)
     
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