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Windows 7: Cleaning a virus laden hard drive - format vs diskpart/clean

08 Dec 2011   #11
ICIT2LOL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
How about a factory default?
This is a bare drive, no computer.

Thanks
Sorry mate misunderstood the problem but I have cloned using EaseUS to do with old drives as slaves to clear them


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10 Dec 2011   #12
killjoy

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Mcafee released a white paper saying that there is no way a user can know if their system has been cleaned without reinstalling. A reformat should be fine unless you want to wipe the drive too, which isn't necessary for virus removal. Wiping is usually used for security (information).

They recommended reinstalling or restoring a backup for a compromised system. IBM workers are advised to reinstall every two years regardless of whether they are experiencing noticeable problems or not.
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