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Windows 7: Remove malware by formatting

04 Jun 2013   #11
amaze904

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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What would you use clean a bios infection??


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04 Jun 2013   #12
x BlueRobot

 

I guess you could reflash the BIOS, or use a form of specialist malware removal software. I'm not a security expert by any means.
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04 Jun 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

amaze904 infections can get into anything and everything on a computer system. To list all the may be could be would take for ever.

Do you have a infected computer?
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04 Jun 2013   #14
amaze904

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I never meant to hijack someones thread...

i dont believe im infected as i just built this computer- im not using the same AV i have been using for years and am comfortable with though. i switched from Vipre to Bitdefender.

I was just curious as i have never seen a bios iinfected and wouldnt know how to fix/find it.
is that a common infection/ do most AV scan there?
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04 Jun 2013   #15
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amaze904 View Post
I never meant to hijack someones thread...

i dont believe im infected as i just built this computer- im not using the same AV i have been using for years and am comfortable with though. i switched from Vipre to Bitdefender.

I was just curious as i have never seen a bios iinfected and wouldnt know how to fix/find it.
is that a common infection/ do most AV scan there?
Amaze:
Have a look here: MYBIOS. Is BIOS infection a reality? - Securelist
Some good info on Bios infections.
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04 Jun 2013   #16
amaze904

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

oh i see thanx

much obliged
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05 Jun 2013   #17
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

@layback bear: Thanks. I saw those links. I think both clean & clean all kill all the malware. You also think so, not? And If we clean all the HDD by clean all command, 100% there is no way for recovering data from it and forever!?

@Borg: Thanks. I have been familiar with DBAN before. It works like clean all command perhaps.
PS: The phrase malware & viruses is not true. Because viruses are one part of malware general name.

@amaze: Thanks. You did that help that I needed.

@Stephanie Hi & Thanks. Apparently I have mistook about saying my ask obviously! I don't want to wipe my HDD so that recovering be impossible after that. I want just format it for removing malware. Maybe I want to recover that drive in the future!

@Bluerobot:thanks. Wow, great adding. I read that link that mohavepc posted it.
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