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Questions tagged [reinstall]

a computer maintenance task where the pre-existing operating system or application in question is loaded, anew, to the computer storage medium (HDD/Flash drive) from the installation media (CD/DVD/USB/Net). The software in question will already have been installed (and maybe running) previously, but some catastrophic failure (virus/corruption/bloating/disk failure) has necessitated that the software be reloaded into the computer.

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Buying a “Used” Router

I am buying a "new" router from an open-box sale at a company that liquidates eCommerce returns. Plan to use it for a home network at cottage. I'm a bit nervous that it could have been modified by ...
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samba server exposed to wan

I recently realized that my samba server was exposed for about 3 years to the wan (ports opened and smbd was listening). I made a mistake when I configured my firewall and failed to check it. This ...
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question about clean reinstallation of infected windows 7 (nuke from orbit approach)

I am attempting to reinstall windows 7 on my infected PC (with the shortcut virus) using a fresh USB drive. The USB drive is NOT infected and contains the ISO. will the USB stick I'm using get ...
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Can an OS .iso downloaded from Microsoft.com be compromised after the download?

I've have looked at and considered Question about potential ISO infection and ISO verification and How do I check the hash of an ISO? I've been concerned about security and I have been reading a lot ...
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Is there any 100% safe way to download an iso of Windows? [duplicate]

I've been concerned about security and I have been reading a lot about stuxnet and hearing a lot lately about the leaked NSA exploits and the more recent leaked exploits NYtimes and how they are ...
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My router got hacked, do I need to reset all 9 devices in my house?

My router got hacked. And people suggest that the best way is to factory reset the router, then reset all the devices using the network. I'm getting a new router so the reset router part is solved. ...
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Is it safe to reinstall Windows without first decrypting the whole drive?

I am using TrueCrypt's 'Full Disk Encryption' and according to TrueCrypt's FAQ I should 'Permanently Decrypt System Partition/Drive' before reinstalling Windows. This does not make any sense to me. ...
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Clean install - Security risk old files

I am running macOS 10.11. The system is as far as I know not infected, but natural I can not be sure. The system was in the past not as secure as it should have been (missing security updates and ...
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How to distribute software with one time installation key in complete offline

I have the requirement that I have to distribute software in SD card. And this application should work without internet. I can share the installation key through SMS. Since application and ...
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Kali Linux: wrong kernel. What to do? [closed]

What does this mean : Unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU what do I have to do ?!
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How to reinstall Win7 from a D-drive on an infected laptop

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 ...
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Does reinstalling ubuntu eliminates all existing rootkits/ malware/spyware/ virus etc?

If I do a fresh installation of ubuntu from an uninfected cd, will it remove all the existing rootkits/malwares/spywares/viruses etc if any ? Is formatting the hard disk required before reinstalling ...
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Trust linux images burned from untrusted systems

For securitys sake I'm assuming my system is successfully compromised after a targeted and/or non-targeted attack. I've downloaded some linux images and burned them to do a re-install. Since I can't ...