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Old November 4th, 2005
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Rootkits are the nastiest of online dangers that are around today, if caught they are difficult to get rid of and, as RAAF found out, will necessitate a full HD reformat and reinstallation.

RAAF if you are reading this you should, if possible, reformat your GF's drive at least seven times, that way you will be sure that it is gone. In the past, I have come across viruses that survive a normal (one-time) reformat and, as rootkits are more dangerous, it is possible that they can survive several reformattings but it is highly unlikely to survive (the MOD recommended) seven.

As I am paranoid about PC security, I intend to install F-Secure Blacklight (beta) over the weekend and see if I have any stealthed malware on my system.

UK Bob
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