At 3/18/13 12:25 PM, TheKlown wrote:
At 3/18/13 12:22 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
If it really gets rid of everything, then how come FBI can still find remains of stuff, or is that a Myth to scare people?
At 3/18/13 12:19 PM, TheKlown wrote:
if you want to erase EVERYTHING (including the windows files that are required for the computer to work) then go to command prompt, type "format C:" and "y"
Will this Method get rid of viruses and spyware?Formatting gets rid of practically every scrap of data on the hard drive. Every bit of software, the operating system, every file. Everything.
Yes, it does get rid of everything, but like I said in my previous post, files can still be "retrieved". When you permanently delete a file on your computer, it doesn't really erase it. It just frees up the harddisk sectors to be overwritten by other data.
I don't think it's worth it to erase a harddrive due to malware. I can't imagine why that would be necessary. Just reformat your harddrives like everybody else does.