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Formatting a computer after an attack


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Hello everyone,

I discovered that while I was not working on the computer, the installed Eset security software was deleted. I found the ESET Security folder in Program Files empty of content. Their forum has several user reports describing the same phenomenon.


I want to format the computer in the most effective way to restart with peace of mind.

A. I realized that there is a possibility to do in 10 'Reset this PC' and select Remove Everything. As far as I remember, it is better to format the computer through the BIOS and then reinstall the .

B. Will computer formatting be sufficient in this case? Or is there a chance that the BIOS has also been hacked?

Thanks to the responders.


My hardware From this model:


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Here's Alex from ESET Technical Support .
We recommend installing ESET ESET software on your computer, according to one of the following guides - depending on the type of product you have:
Then, an in-depth scan should be performed with thorough cleaning, according to the following guide:
Note that when scanning in depth according to the included manual, the entire computer will scan for threats, including e .
For more questions, you can contact us Link Or send an email to and we will be happy to help during business hours.
Have a nice day
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