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In general, restoring from a clean backup will wipe out any malware you have. However, there are rare exceptions. Malware can install itself in your computer's BIOS, in which case it will persist through anything but a BIOS flash (and if it can sabotage the flash process, it can survive even that). BIOS-infecting viruses are extremely rare, though, ...


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If a machine is hijack by an hostile entity, then the attacker can gain full access to the hardware -- including every drive which is currently plugged in the machine. If the Linux drives are encrypted with a key that the Windows system never sees (which means that if you want to copy files from the Linux to the Windows, you have to do it from Linux, not ...


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There is a way to do this via Google's Native Client. However, executables have to be compiled for this environment explicitely. It is difficult to achieve otherwise (i.e. without a sandbox). DEP can't do this for you, as it only prevents memory segments without the executable flag from being executed. Just think of reading the CPUID, which is a simple ...



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