Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:27 AM
Yes, usually a reformat/restore to factory settings improves speed a bit. Imagine you get rid of a lot of clutter, so everything will run a bit more smooth.
It is indeed a good way to get rid of malware, however be aware that if you are infected, backed up data may reinfect your fresh installation.
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