Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Apr 2006 18:53 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption In a rare discussion on the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall operating systems as a practical way to recover from malware infestation. "When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit."
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That's what I do.
by AxXium on Tue 4th Apr 2006 19:08 UTC
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I repair PC's as a hobby and a way to earn extra money.

Well with having and supporting children, there is no such thing as extra money, hehe.

But I agree with the artical.

I can be a rather complex and daunting task to remove malware.

We all know that several malware removal applications often have their own quirks and I have seen one app that removed them all.

Normally I would have to use at least 3 different malware removal apps to be assured that 99% of the malware has been removed.

Sometimes it's just better to start from a clean state.

Especially if Grandma's Norton antivirus subscription ran out two years ago, lol.

Wiping the HDD clean is the only sure way, other than installing Linux that is.

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