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will reformat of HD and reinstall get rid of Zeroaccess Rootkit?


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#1 madmaven

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

Rkill has informed me that I have ZeroAccess rootkit on my  sisters computer.

I have spent hours already removing countless toolbars, and other junk, vundo trojan and others were found with  malwarebytes  every attempt I have foundand tried from on line help to remove ZA rootkit has been blocked and her internet is redirected . I want to wipe the drive and start clean as it is so compromised, but I am not sure if the rootkit will be gone.

I would use a vista home premium 32 bit disk; delete partitions; and format before reinstalling. I read it effects the MBR but would I delete that when I format. I dont want to spend this time if the rootkit will still be active on the new OS.

Hate to do this but I am going crazy and need to get the machine backup for her work. If you have a link for a format took that would remove it I would use that.  I am reading conflicting info on line about the survival of the rootkit post format.  thanks for any advice or help.



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