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Author Topic: Microsoft Says Recovery From Malware Becoming Impossible  (Read 1965 times)

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Microsoft Says Recovery From Malware Becoming Impossible
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:30:30 PM »
http://it.slashdot.o...1426238&from=rss has more info about this, including the regular discussion with its pretty useful Threshold option.

PS: Malware sucks  :(

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Re: Microsoft Says Recovery From Malware Becoming Impossible
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 12:47:16 PM »
i think in general, once you get hit with some real malicious software (not simple adware), then really the only safe solution is a complete reinstall or rollback.

which is why EVERYONE should have a plan in place for this.  Assume you are going to have a hard drive crash and/or bad issue, and have a plan for restoring your computer.  get together the info you need to do this - perpare a list of your main software and serials, a list of any customizations you've done to your pc, etc. anything you would need to recreate if you had to recover from a disaster.

With the price of pcs these days, it may even pay to buy another computer to get some experience recreating your system from scratch if it's been a few years since you've done so.

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Re: Microsoft Says Recovery From Malware Becoming Impossible
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 01:03:12 PM »
which is why EVERYONE should have a plan in place for this.  Assume you are going to have a hard drive crash and/or bad issue, and have a plan for restoring your computer.  get together the info you need to do this - prepare a list of your main software and serials, a list of any customizations you've done to your pc, etc. anything you would need to recreate if you had to recover from a disaster.
You are totally right!

It's just so damn convenient not to think about that at all  :(