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Virus gone, but could damage remain?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:29 PM

As a matter of interest, suppose we run an anti-virus scan which detects and eliminates a virus; is it possible for the sabotage it's done to our system to remain even though the virus itself has been killed?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:39 PM

The best thing to do if you are uncertain that parts of the virus are still there, it is best to do a system reformat. However, sometimes a virus may be in the System 32.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:55 PM

Thanks but i'm pretty PC-illiterate, does 'system reformat' mean wipe the hard disk clean?
I gather that's the only sure-fire guaranteed way to get rid of suspected viruses, corrupted files and spyware gunk isn't it?




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