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wanting to wipe entire computer clean and start over...

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#1 Blue Moom

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

I've had this computer for about 4 years now and it was infected a little while back with A LOT of nasty infections: rootkits, worms, malware, adware, etc. I thought I had the problem fixed but it only lasted a few days. Since I know that this system has been compromised I would just like to delete everything off the computer and start over again. I was wondering if this is something I am capable of doing myself or should I just hire a professional? My machine is an Emachine T6524. A friend told me a few years ago that to wipe a computer "clean", it would have to be erased, like, 8 times. I don't remember this computer coming with a CD but I have windowsxp on 3 disks from a previous computer. Any advise?

Edited by garmanma, 06 July 2009 - 08:42 PM.

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