Because of virut/sality and other viruses on my laptop (http://www.prevx.com/filenames/1832946869414896206-X1/MS-DOS.COM.html
I want to wipe my HDD clean. I consider purchasing this software for USD 59.95:
My computer hardly runs at all now, very unstable and sluggish. So I think the best way is first to reinstall my XP SP2, then use WipeDrive System saver to wipe the HDD but leave the operative system intact. What do you think, is this the best solution? Or should I first use WipeDrive, then reinstall XP SP2? The problem would be I'm not sure I would be able to download WipeDrive because of system instability.
If I first reinstall Windows XP SP2 to get back all my original system32-files the system would be stable again. Because of virus, I miss several system32-files such as ctfmon.exe, gpedit.mcn, msconfig.exe etcetera. I would get these back if I first reinstall Windows. But do you think the virus could still be alive even after the install? What if I immediately use WipeDrive System saver after the XP install to definitely get rid of the virus? The virus wouldn't get time to break out again, right?