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hard disk replacement and malware


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#1 126

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:38 AM

after replacing hard disk with a new one is that possible malware hiding in memory or other place be  still active?if so what is the solution



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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:54 AM

Malware hiding in RAM? In theory, no. RAM is cleared when power is removed.

 

But if you transferred files from the old HDD to the new HDD, then malware can definitely be re-introduced.



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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

"The solution" would be to initiate a topic in the Am I Infected forum and have your system checked for possible malware :).

 

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