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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:41 PM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:48 PM
~ quietman7 from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1147299
Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or .html files because they may be infected by malwareware appending itself to the executable. Some types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:30 PM
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