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Old 07. Apr 2010, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
klikr
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Default reformating to remove malware - what's best?

Hi.

In the past I have done full reinstalls of windows to be sure of removeing malware. I had been informed that this would be a sure way to remove all infections. But since then I have seen opinions that say to be really sure you first need to wipe the hard drive with a program like Darik's boot and nuke. I have even seen people that say to be 100% sure of a clean computer you need to install a new hard drive.

If anyone knows how far I need to go to be certain of removeing all infections I would appreciate any help.

Also, I saw an article at wikipedia about a bios virus, I assume a reinstall would have no effect on this, again any help would be great.

Thanks.
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