Currently a bit gutted, bought a new machine (first time I've ever bought a custom build prebuilt with Win 7 pro preinstalled), added another drive myself, installed Win XP SP3, to run my old software and have the dual boot option. Connected my old harddisk (big mistake I think) to copy important files from, got everything set exactly how I wanted on both OS's. Plugged in brand new harddrive, saved the Win 7 image to it and copied/backed up all essentials. Then done, and happy...
I then ran malware bytes and discoved conficker on XP AND Win 7. Really annoyed as it definately wasn't there the other day. Anyway, I removed it with malware bytes and everything scanning clear. However I'm gonna redo the backup image as the image will contain conficker (I presume). My question (finally) is what would you guys do now? Would you carry on and ignore what happened, or would you start again from fresh?
I'm pretty certain conficker must have come from connecting my old harddisk to remove some stuff I needed, but even though all is scanning clear, I'm tempted to wipe everything and start from scratch. Is this worth it or necessary? I can't get it out of my head and it's really bugging me, but I paid for the install of Win 7 so would be really annoyed about having to reinstall my self, but If you guys would do the same... I probably will. I've only had it a week, and barely used the Win 7 OS yet.
I don't know why it didn't get picked up by Windows Firewall, as I seem to get notified about EVERY other thing, lol. Sorry for blabbing on, I don't expect anyone to solve my problem, but advice on what you'd do now would be appreciated. Thanks.