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11/11/2004 Archived Entry: "Disinfecting your PC"
Over the months I've offered a lot of advice about how to protect your computer from invasion, but no advice on how to recover from a successful attack. Well, the Register has picked up my slack with a useful article for Windows users on how to disinfect contaminated PCs. Lots of good links in there.
I was amused to see this piece of advice:
It's good practice to reinstall Windows every 12 months or so as the many interdependencies of the OS can result it becoming slow and unreliable without an annual clean.