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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RE: Welll DUH!
by kamper on Tue 4th Apr 2006 19:19 UTC in reply to "Welll DUH!"
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A few pointers to help make it easier and quicker: put all the latest apps you normally install (Firefox, firewall, office apps, etc) on a CDR. Keep it up to date. Most of the MS security updates also have the option of downloading to be run off the drive instead of updating directly across the net. Save those to another CDR as you update your Windows system. Then you don't have to download them all again when you reinstall.

A far faster way to do it is to set the system up the way you want it, then image it and use that to restore later.

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