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By jonathan_salahid ·
Hi I have a question for you guys if ever my computer is hit by this new worm that you have posted will this be cured if I just reinstall everything or will it leave a trace on my hardisk that even repartition, format and reinstalling everything cant be a solution to the probelem cause i find it more simple. Well Updates and anti virus firewall is good dough.... : )

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by B_Pope In reply to NEW WORM Question

There shouldn't be any need to reformat your HD if you get a worm or virus, if it's the Zotob worm your refering to here's the all the help you'll need.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/zotob.mspx

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.zotob.d.html#removalinstructions

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by B_Pope In reply to

Sorry I should've clarified myself better, what I meant to say is if your OS is up to date with patches & security updates & your running up to date antivirus. Your odds of getting a worm are pretty slim, I'm on the Internet minimum of 6hrs per day 7 days a week, 365 days a year (I know get a life) & in the last 6yrs I've only ever had 2 or 3 viruses & they were caught by Norton everytime. 99% of the PC's infected right now by trojans, worms & viruses are PC's where people use poor email practices & don't keep there OS & software updated.

I build PC's for family & friends & I usually run the PC for a couple days before sending it off to it's new home, well the last two I built, I had back within a week because they were loaded with viruses. When I fire up the PC it turns out they've turned off the firewall & several of there saved emails are infected with trojans, .exe files to be exact. I ask them why the firewalls off & they say because it kept poping up messages & they got tired of closing them. I ask them why they openned the emails & they said because they were from their friends, so they should be safe.

Yes reformating will rid the PC of the infection.

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by wlbowers In reply to NEW WORM Question

To answer your question. If you boot to a locked virus free floppy or to the OS CD and format your drive. The trojan cannot survive.

Lee

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