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Really Bad Infected Computer

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#1 AviraHelp


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:33 AM

Not sure where to post this, if its in the wrong section please feel free to move :thumbsup:

Going to try and save a friend's horribly infected computer with every virus/spyware/trojan/rootkit on it. I am planning to do a quick format on it. But i heard that doesn't remove everything from the HD. Like if there is a mbr virus or something similiar. Is there a proper way of formating or any tools to completely get rid of everything??? Thanks for the help.

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#2 deanj20


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:51 AM

Yes. Just do a complete format rather than a quick format. Also, I doubt that the MBR is infected, but if it is, you can use something like Kaspersky Rescue Disk to remove it.

I've never seen a virus that infected the MBR - I know they're out there, but I just don't think they're that common. I think if you do a complete format then reinstall, you'll be alright. ;)

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