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    the worst virus of all time, what should I do?

    I'm super paranoid, you see. Avast picked up a few nasties and now I'm wondering :eek: what if something got into my bios etc...no evidence, just paranoia.

    Thing is, what do I do now? Would a format completely wipe everything? Or is there still a chance something could still be there?

    Is the only possible way to be completely sure of banishing a potential problem with a computer to get another one?
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    Rub a magnet over your hard-drive!

    Jk I'm sure a reformat would get rid of everything.
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    In short - yes, a format or clean install of the Operating System would get rid of ALL traces of a virus.
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    I know you're paranoid but why would you go to such lengths..
    Firstly what 'nasties' did your anti-virus come up with, second do you have a backup and third have you noticed anything on your computer which is weird/downloaded software or stuff recently
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    Format.

    I don't blame you from being paranoid, however, you can find the different registry inputs for different viruses online. If it's not in your registry, at all, it's not there.

    Also, viruses are very in your face. I can't actually think of any that just make your computer slower without telling you about it. They come up with fake warnings, things like that.

    Contrary to popular belief aswell, the chances of their being a keylogger, or just simply someone watching your computer are extremely low, as in, next to nothing. I wouldn't be too concerned, however, if you are, back up your important files, and re-format.
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    Avast? Use Microsoft Security Essentials instead. Far more superior.

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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    (Original post by 1994mrj)
    I know you're paranoid but why would you go to such lengths..
    Firstly what 'nasties' did your anti-virus come up with, second do you have a backup and third have you noticed anything on your computer which is weird/downloaded software or stuff recently
    One of these buggers http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...nConnection.AO
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    formatting is drastic, that's why I said 'in short' because if your anti-virus has removed it then it should be fine and its effort for nothing.

    You can always install other anti-virus products alongside your current anti-virus (not Internet Security Suites/firewalls or programs which constantly monitor your computer as they can conflict) to give you extra piece of mind, as no anti-virus is 100% effective.
 
 
 
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