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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:53 AM

adware, dialler, hijackers,spyware, registry messed up.....if I do a full systems restore to my computer, will this eliminate any of these problems? Will this start my computer fresh without these viruses and such? :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:05 AM

Are you talking about the Windows System Restore, or are you considering re-installing Windows completely after wiping off your hard drive?
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:07 AM

I am talking about full system restore that reformats the hard drive and restores the system software.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:14 AM

Then the answer is yes. Since you are completely reformatting your hard drive, any malware would disappear. This is, though, an extreme action, since you will need to then re-install all applications, Windows patches, and save any documents, etc., on your hard drive. This could be a major task.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for the help John.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 12:17 PM

There is a lot of explore here, and many friendly users like yourself.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:33 PM

Formating the hdd does not always get rid of virus and spyware.... they can be boot sector virus and memory base virus... you could format and reload all day long not get rid of them.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:34 PM

. . . and some viri can actually hide in video card memory, or so I understand. Though I'd think that removing the video card long enough to clear the memory would solve the problem.




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