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#1 jimaizumi



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Posted 16 July 2004 - 01:17 AM

does anybody know whether a windows re-install will cure any and all spyware bugs?

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 03:28 PM

A "clean" reinstall, i.e., reformat the HD, and reinstall, will cure the problem, but a bit drastic! Baby and bathwater comes to mind!

Reinstalling over itself may well compound the problems, especially if any windows updates have been installed (as they should have been)

Best to actually remove the Hijacker, and regard reinstalling as very much the last resort.
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