The laptop is infected with some sort of bad stuff (virus? Trojan? malware? etc). I am thinking of wiping it clean and reinstal Win7 "from scratch".
I am running Win7 from an HP Probook, which has a D-partition titled "HP_recovery". From the HP website, it's possible to reinstall Win7 from D-partition.
The questions are, since the laptop is infected (although most scans turned up clean - yet browsers still get "redirect"):
(1) is the D-partition also infected?
(2) can "standard recovery protocol" completely wipe clean C partition and reinstall Win7 in D-partition (assuming it's clean)?
Any advice ?? Great many thanks.