Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:19 PM
Hey there -- Any advice on best practices for doing a clean install to get rid of malware? Are there any specific steps to take to ensure a "deep clean" of the HD and thorough ("high level") reformatting (as opposed to 'low level' -- not sure what the differences are)?
Intuitively I'm guessing boot from the CD (after all the valuable advice I've already been offered such as copying wanted, non exe files to disk, checking hidden extensions, downloading drivers and security install programs to disk from a clean computer) and go from there.
Also, once done, how to safely connect to the internet to download updates, or can you download update files and burn those as well to install before connecting)?
BTW, this site absolutely rocks! Thanks so much to all you guys for the help.