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Related to security concerns specific to the Microsoft Windows operating system itself. For security of applications that happen to be running on Windows, please use [appsec]. For the X Window System, please use [x11].

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Short answer: Yes. Why? If the malware/virus is delivered via an application/file and the app/file is opened after you re-installed Windows, then the virus/malware will be reactivated. When you … upgrade, you don't do a complete re-install of Windows, you just update it (for example from Vista to 7). If this happen it's very likely that the virus will run just as well on the new version (don't …
answered Mar 6 '15 by sir_k
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No. You should not click install the app. The process I go by is quite simple: What is the app doing? What are the permissions? Is that permission really needed? Now let's look at a simple exam …
answered Dec 8 '14 by sir_k