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Disk Scrubbing

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#1 gpetrino


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:12 AM

It was suggested to me that to maintain optimal system and remove any malware, spyware, etc perminately, that I should purchase disk scrubbing software and wipe out my system completely. I was also told that all of my files should be stored on an external drive instead of on systems hardrive. This seems rather extreme and time consuming. Any thoughts?

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:37 AM

I have always considered a complete reinstall a option of last resort, but do agree that having all important files stored on a second drive, or even better, stored on media, is simply best practice. With careful Internet usage, routine maintenance, and a file-handling discipline, reformatting is seldom necessary.
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