Quick and safe solution, what do you think?

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  1. Zapco_force

    Zapco_force Registered Member

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    Hi to all,
    Unfortunately I suspect that a "strange beast" has been introduced into my system (Win7-Pro 64bit) :mad:
    Since I don't have time e desire for checks and scansions, I would have thought to use a very simple operation, that
    is to format the whole hdd and then restore a clean backup image......quick, simple and painless!! ;)

    The only my doubt is:
    Can be sure 100% that doing a low-level format (with the utility of manifacturer) any virus, trojan, malware etc,
    is totally removed??.....even the most recent and sophisticated rootkits, such as those for MBR attack?
    Thanks.
     
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    If it was me, I'd just remove the virus. However, just restoring the clean image should be enough.
     
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    Do delete all partitions/ disk as well and make a new partition table.
     
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    DBAN doesn't wipe everything, but you're right that it's enough in virtually all scenarios.
     
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    Thank you very much for your quick responses!:thumb:

    However as I said, before restoring the clean backup image, will execute a LOW-LEVEL format to hdd!..... So I think that
    any beast (of course except the malwares of BIOS) "should" disappear....it's right?
     
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