Author Topic: Is using a partion a good way to reformat from a virus or simply reformat?  (Read 2391 times)

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zone12

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So do you guys think it is?

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Re: Is using a partion a good way to reformat from a virus or simply reformat?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 07:04:18 AM »
Well, A format just wipes everything. Nothing will live, Until a few years from now *Well, I think so anyway*

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Re: Is using a partion a good way to reformat from a virus or simply reformat?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 10:03:14 AM »
It is probably a fairly guaranteed way to eliminate malware, but from the security standpoint, from what I've read (never tried) a formatted drive can still have data recovered from it, using the correct software.
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Re: Is using a partion a good way to reformat from a virus or simply reformat?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 11:44:57 AM »
So do you guys think it is?

hi,using an imaging program such as acronis ti,paragon drive backup,macrium,ect is much quicker than a reformat plus you wouldn't have to reinstall programs,updates ect.*that's assuming a person has made regular backup images** hope this helps,tim