1. If you have Norton or Kapersky and a few others, those suites have TAMPER PROTECTION you must disable before using System Restore. I can not tell you why they don't help you figure that out.
2. What lie? Almost all 8 hour times on battery are known to be under the best of conditions. I continue to encounter folk that don't read the fine print. But if you want my experience, HALVE those times and it should be close to reality unless the user is playing GAMES.
3. Finally I continue to encounter folk that install more than one sort of protection software or create some conflict. We resolved that at Overclocking advice
which you can review to see what we did to find it.
4. Grif has fine advice about what to scan with at Then Please Try This.. - CNET Spyware, viruses, & security Forums
I have an Acer Aspire timeline computer I bought 2 years ago. This computer advertised great battery life, internal cooling, and all sorts of other cool things....unfortunately, it was all a lie. But enough about that, As of like 3 days ago, I noticed my computer would respond slowly and take forever to complete a shutdown. I thought nothing of it until I decided to scan it using SuperAntiSpyware. It came back with 40 tracking cookies, which I deleted. Upon rebooting my computer, I noticed it was still running slowly. So I decided a system restore would be nice. I tried the first availible restore date. That apparently failed. Then I tried several others, with no success. I kept getting error codes telling me that the system restore failed to extract the file. It said the disk failiure might have been caused by bad sectors....I have no idea what that means. Ive tried multiple restore dates, they all come back with the same message. I do not have Norton on my computer ( I read this was part of the problem in many other machines with the same restore error, but just to make it clear, that is not part of the problem with my computer). I can only use my computer in safe mode, because the regular boot mode is wayy too slow and laggy. Also I have plenty space on my computer so it couldnt possibly be slowing down because its getting full or something. If anybody out there has any suggestions, pleaseeeee let me know! Im desperate and I need my computer before the next semester starts! Thank you