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Can old files survive OS reinstall?

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#1 gentile4speech


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:00 AM

Would someone be able to help me determine if my computer is indeed clean following detection of rootkit virus here on this forum and subsequent OS reinstall? I'm pretty green here, but thought that all old files should be wiped out after OS reinstall. However, it sure *looks* like files remain in old user accounts that I'm fairly certain I didn't save OR reinstall. Is this possible? I also seem to recall, however, that when setting up new user accounts, I was told I couldn't use my old name, so this seems to suggest that perhaps these files were preserved? Thank you for any help you can provide.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 14 July 2010 - 10:53 PM.
Move to AII as no logs posted and prep. guide not followed. ~ OB

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