Well, today I was browsing the internet and I suddenly got redirected to a chinese hosted malware site and firefox started going crazy. I checked the url on virustotal with my phone and it found other reports where it was a malware hosting and browser redirect site. I turned off my router and modem and then turned my computer off and booted a live CD to wipe the drive with gparted.
I have everything backed up and can easily do that without a issue. I figured, why take a chance? I use Linux but browser exploits are still a problem and I don't always use noscript.
When something like that happens what else should I do on a linux computer? Is wiping the drive enough? Is rebooting my network devices a good idea as well or does that not matter? I also know about eternal storage devices being infected but I had nothing plugged in.