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Questions about reformatting my HDD

Last response: in Storage
July 1, 2012 4:51:14 PM

I had a question fior you guys. I have a gaming computer I built with two drives in it. One is an SSD with the OS and drivers installed on it. The other is a 1TB HDD with the games installed. What I wanted to know is if you have a virus on the SSD will reformatting and doing a fresh install of Windows 7 on the SSD get rid of any viruses that a AV program doesn't pick up on?
a b G Storage
July 1, 2012 5:30:28 PM

yes, formatting the drive will wipe it of all data including any viruses that may be lurking on it.
a b G Storage
July 1, 2012 5:58:36 PM

If the virus has managed to get on the hdd than you would need to clean that as well. A restore point may be an easier solution otherwise a good av scan should work too. If the av program didn't pick it up then you shouldn't be using such an awful program.
July 1, 2012 7:26:26 PM

Well I'm using Avast and Malwarebytes, Avast for viruses and of course Malwarebytes for malware Trojans and backdoor root kits. I did have 2 verses and no malware. Avast found them quickly and put them in quarantine however I still feel the computer is not right. I don't know if the virus corrupted something like the registry or drivers or something. I guess a virus can do enough damage that even after it’s gone the damage was done.