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Connecting brand new hardware to a computer that had a rootkit infection?


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I just recently bought a brand new USB and Bamboo Tablet but I now realized that there's a possibility that they could get infected by this rootkit I had on my computer, I was told apparently they linger even after being removed. So am I safe to plug in my USB and tablet or is there a way I can clean up my computer more? Should I not plug them in, they were rather expensive and Id hate to mess them up.


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"I was told apparently they linger even after being removed."

this terminology is rather vague and subject to interpretation .

the accuracy of this statement depends on "who told you exactly what" .

if there is any doubt that your machine is not clean then steps should be taken to ensure that it is clean .

you might want to go over to the "removal" forum here (if you have not done so already) and get started on checking your machine out .

start here : http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=9573

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Unless the rootkit has capabilities of a worm then generally they cannot spread. I'd recommend reformatting your PC as your system has been permanently compromised. Unlike other malware rootkits bury and latch themselves deep in your system and you can't guarantee everything can be removed.

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