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Windows 7: How do I reformat an SSD drive after trojan attacks

23 Feb 2012   #1
bimfi

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How do I reformat an SSD drive after trojan attacks

Ever since I recovered from a virus/trojan attack in December, my PC hasn't been the same. I keep getting a pop-up from malware-bytes and spy-bot about a smitfraud c generic and svchost.exe problems. Needless to say, there is something happening that I can not put my finger on and realize that it is a very difficult and time intensive procedure to try to remove these issues. At one point, I could not connect to the internet and other issues were gradually popping up also.
Anyway, I've decided that the easiest thing to do is to remove all important files and then do a clean install of Win 7. My C: drive happens to be an SSD, so I'm not sure if there is a different procedure involved for this type of drive. Should I run Intel's Secure Erase, or just reinstall Win 7 and delete the partition? Thanks!


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23 Feb 2012   #2
codekiddy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

A clean reinstall is prefferd solution in all similar cases I had so far.
cos you'll be 100% shore that disk is realy clean.
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23 Feb 2012   #3
Arc

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23 Feb 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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If you do a clean install from an installation disc, there is really nothing else you have to do.

In the future, you might want to take frequent images so that you can set the system back in 20 minutes.
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