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Poll: Malware Removal Depth

If your PC is infected with a malware, what will you clean (either with your AV program or yourself)?

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#1 Sakuranbo

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:35 AM

Hello,
I don't really know what should I write in this post :( . Anyway, as you can see my poll question, if your PC is infected with a malware, what will you clean (either with your AV program or yourself)? For myself, I want to remove everything including all registry entries, because I don't like to see malware's registry entries on regedit :( , even if it's harmless or useless. What about you all?
Thanks for your vote! :)

Edited by Sakuranbo, 24 May 2007 - 08:36 AM.


#2 Sjoeii

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:45 PM

I would like my PC very clean.
But if some entries are completly useless , I don't mind
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#3 TonyW

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

I'm unsure as to what files and registry entries a piece of malware may introduce into my system so I'd expect my AV to do the necessary cleaning up of ALL traces.

Remember some malware is complex, and leave files in various locations as well as different registry entries. Unless you really know where all these reside, it's best to leave it to the AV to disinfect.

#4 dawgg

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 02:08 PM

I'm unsure as to what files and registry entries a piece of malware may introduce into my system so I'd expect my AV to do the necessary cleaning up of ALL traces.

Remember some malware is complex, and leave files in various locations as well as different registry entries. Unless you really know where all these reside, it's best to leave it to the AV to disinfect.

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... or I dont open the file if my AV warns its malware

#5 SirMalware

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:40 PM

Depending on the infection(s), sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and perform manual removal of files, registry keys or values. I am willing to take on this extra procedure for users to ensure complete deletion.

#6 Sakuranbo

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:37 PM

Thanks a lot for your vote so far <_< . Anything else?