Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks
Simply formatting is often not enough.
Make a 100 % clean install.
Clean Install Windows 7
Report back to us immediately, before you install anything other than MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, as to the status.
Of course, simply formatting is not enough. After formatting all you have is a totally clean disk with no information; ie, a totally blank disk. But the OP clearly stated after formatting s/he installed the operating system. A clean install simply does the same thing using a one step process, but the results are are no different. If you could cite any reputable data source to the contrary I would be interested in reviewing it.