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Could malware infect Reinstall partition

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#1 hemmouk


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:39 PM

Hello, I've been infected with a number of virus's (backdoor and rootkit). I've decided to go down the reistall route. However, I have a Packard Bell PC and a recovery disc I created when I got the m/c. I understand that the way this works is that a separate partition was created on install to hold the OEM files and that the recoery disk should manage the reinstallation of the files from that partition. What I'm wondering is, could that partition have also been infected? Do i need to wipe the HDD with something like DBAN and consequently get hold of a windows XP Home OEM disk just to be sure rather than relying on my recovery disk? Many thanks

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