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comment Best practices for handling computer viruses
@LB2 - if you don't mind the virus possibly surviving, then trying to clear it out is an option. I admit I've done this before on one or two situations, but I'm also a software developer and knew a fair bit about the kind of thing I was dealing with. It was a time consuming and difficult process even with my experience and wouldn't really be within the realm of possibility for most users. Rebuilding my computer takes weeks, so spending three days weeding out the tendrils was worth it for a basic infection, but for most people that isn't cost effective or even an option.
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comment Best practices for handling computer viruses
@Lb2 - ah, yes, best practice is to only use a backup from prior to the initial infection.
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comment How does LM hash deal with passwords that are between 8 and 13 chars
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about cryptography and really belongs on Cryptography.SE.
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comment Best practices for handling computer viruses
@LB2 - this is why backups shouldn't be kept attached to the computer. A backup should be on an external drive. That said, it is far less likely that a particular virus knows how to hide in a particular type of backup file than it is that it knows some general mechanism of hiding on a complex system that you can't possibly hope to find it in.
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