View Full Version : deleting memory

01-21-2010, 5:43 PM
So my lap top has a pretty bad virus. Whats the process to delete .erase everything and start from scratch ? There is no important data on the comp so that dont matter.

01-21-2010, 5:56 PM
If you have the original install media, there will be an option to format the partition before installing the OS.

01-21-2010, 5:58 PM
Not you too Bean - Oji's got it bad also -

01-21-2010, 6:59 PM
Not you too Bean - Oji's got it bad also -

Virus's have been going around, I've had best luck with Malwarebytes, along with a good pre-boot scan, particularly the Avast4Home anti-virus which is free. I have personally not had any problems on my personal and household computers using Avast4Home as my ONLY defense. I have, however fixed many using the common "pre-loaded" anti virus loaded on store bought laptops and desktops. They usually come to me with the current protection... OUT OF DATE!
If you dont want problems, please keep your anti-virus software UP TO DATE.

01-21-2010, 9:57 PM
Just format the thing and start fresh, any programs you've installed over the years and can't remember so you don't need will be gone, applications that run on startup in the background and rob memory and everything else will be wiped, its SOOO nice to start fresh every year or so.