Originally posted by fasteddie9273
I have windows xp pro and I have been hacked into. Symantec say's I need to format and reinstall xp. They said it is a Backdoor trojan. I have copied all my things I want to save but don't know how i should format.Please help. I'm not to savvy with the computer so I need info in layman terms. Thanks for any help you can provide
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You don't have to format to remove a backdor trojan, but anyway..
You said you copied all the things you want to save..Does this mean they are backed up already?
If you *know* what you want to save, just burn the files, so you can restore them later, after the install. If they are too big to burn, or you dont' want to do that, I recommend downloading Parition Magic (or use XPs Disk Managmeent features) to create a new parition, and then put your backup/data on this new parition. That way when you format your main parition (C:\) you won't loose your data.
The easiest way to reinstall/format, is to go into BIOS, change your boot sequence to CD first, then boot with the XP cd, and it will give you the option to format the parition before installing. I recommend doing it this way. Once the XP setup formats, it will install XP, and you're all set.