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Rebooting computer to factory settings question


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#1 ChibCU

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:23 PM

When a reboot is performed on a PC does it completely rid of all possible malware/spyware/viruses/etc? I am considering this to see if it will make my computer faster and if not it won't be that big of a deal. I'll save all my pictures and documents to a thumb drive.

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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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