Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Wiping is the Only Choice: "Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible"

Folks often argued that there is this magical method of reliably cleaning malware (either viruses, worms or spyware) without rebuilidng the system. No, there never was! But now even Microsoft agrees: "In a rare discussion on the severity of the Windows malware scourge, a Microsoft security official said businesses should consider investing in an automated process to wipe hard drives and reinstall malware-infested operating systems."

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Dr Anton Chuvakin