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Tim Fisher

What To Do After You've Been Hacked

By April 29, 2012

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No doubt the first question after realizing you've been infected with a major virus, or been a victim of a more traditional "hack" is: "What Do I Do Now?"

Andy O'Donnell has you covered from start to finish:

I've Been Hacked! Now What?

Here are some other resources that might help during your recovery as well:

How To Wipe a Hard Drive
How To Clean Install Windows
How To Properly Scan for Malware

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Comments
May 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm
(1) Claude says:

Tim,

His cleanup seems very thorough but also a little over-kill. If I was going to do all the wipe and reload, I would recommend just procuring a new (and perhaps larger, if desired) HDD and then picking back up with the reload os OS, drivers, software and all patches. Then after all the scanning of data, I would reload it back on the new drive. It would be a good time to check for dups and old data that is no longer desired.
Also, if the computer is over 3 years old, it might be a good time to go for the new dream machine that you really wanted anyway.
Hi, Claude

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