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Will quick format remove ransomware?


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#1 Micallen

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

I have removed partitions and did a quick format.  Is that enough to remove ransomware?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

I think that works!  Did you find out from what and how the malware got in?

I ask because it is possible to re-introduce the malware via either by re-installing an infected EXE or MSI(?) and/or from a torrent download &subsequent re-install of some sort.


Edited by RolandJS, 29 January 2018 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:53 AM

I think that works!  Did you find out from what and how the malware got in?

I ask because it is possible to re-introduce the malware via either by re-installing an infected EXE or MSI(?) and/or from a torrent download &subsequent re-install of some sort.

The office manager has a bad habit of clicking on emails she shouldn't.  Especially if it has the word INVOICE on it.  She is getting better about it though.  As a result, I back up her Quickbooks files on Dropbox now.

 

ALso, I learned several years ago to get her a backup computer (which is what she's been using the past several months.)  Just now getting around to re-installing Windows on her original computer.


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