In System Properties:
......there is no checkmark in box adjacent to "turn off sys-restore"
......Disk space to use:
......slider is at maximum (12%)
Here's what displayed (unlike other laptop where SysREstore let me restore to previous months):
Welcome to Sys Restore
Select a restore point
Then there was a calendar
with ONLY the Dec. Calendar
when I tried clicking <
in order to < backward to Nov. or Oct.
...no dice, nada. it remained just Dec 2010
As for Richard's Q:
This system arrived a few months ago with AVG-2007 downloaded, and that's what I'd been using until recently I updated it to AVG-2011.
At the same time, I also downloaded MBAM, which found 3 HKEY's or something like that.
AVG-2011 found nothing of significance except a "warning" back in November, of a corrupted executable file (in Docs & Settings) which it had moved to Virus Vault. Otherwise, my results overview from 11/19 thru 12/9 found 0/0 Spyware & 0/0 Infections.