hi everyone, new to the forum.
i did a search on the topic but got too many results and nothing specific relating to my question which is:
a couple of days ago a tdss rootkit wormed its way into my computer (and apparently into my mbr). i managed to remove it with kaspersky antivirus and tdsskiller (from kaspersky also).
i was planning to do a fresh install of windows 7 anyway but with this pest i'll have to do it sooner than planned.
i have 1 hard drive with two partitions: system with win 7 and a secondary hidden recovery partition with vista provided by the laptop manufacturer.
so, i was wondering: can i format the system partition and install a fresh copy of windows, or do i have to delete partitions and do a full format of hard drive in order to overwrite/get a clean mbr?
bearing in mind that i might want to sell on this laptop, i would like to retain the recovery partition.
any help would be highly appreciated.