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Old 29. Nov 2018, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Melita-s View Post

Computer security is not something that I worry about. If ever I get infected, it will be a simple thing to wipe the hard disk clean.
I wish I had $1 for every one of these I've seen. A lot of Windows rootkits will evade standard scanners and even dedicated tools. Some firmware variants cannot be fixed by wiping the drive but require a system rebuild that depending on the machine value might be better just thrown away. In any case removal is complex, time consuming and therefore costly.

It's good you have a Windows/Linux routine that suits your operational needs but just be aware of all the possibilities.
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