Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
Hello Woot, and welcome to Seven Forums.
It sounds like your Windows 7 may have been running WEI
to update it's score.
To help make sure your system is clean, it wouldn't hurt to run a thorough scan of your system with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper
Hope this helps,
remember also that when using it on a VM (Yes VM's can get infected as well !!) you can set the Virtual BIOS to boot from specific ISO IMAGES on an internal drive so you don't need to actually boot from a physical USB or DVD/CD.
I'm also hoping that future REAL BIOSES will allow booting from specific ISO images on an installed disk for the REAL machine -- although there is an inherent risk (albeit a tiny one) that the ISO itself could get infected !!.
The problem with booting from USB's etc is that when you are on the move you need as many USB sticks as you used to have with CD's -- such as Windows 7 recovery, Windows 7 install, Partition manager, backup / restore and zillions of other tools.