What is the best practice with regard to an infected computer (CryptoWall 3.0) - should I replace the hard drive or can I strip it and reinstall Windows and other programs? I was considering just junking the computer and building another one, but I've read several posts where people are either stripping or replacing the hard drive. Is there any chance that the motherboard carries an imprint of the virus or encryption?
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Edited by jfhorton, 20 July 2015 - 06:03 AM.