Re-Install Vista rather than hunt down malware?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Vigilante, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Vigilante

    Vigilante Guest

    The time is at hand to get down to business about malware/spyware recovery.
    If I chose to format and re-install my software rather than spend 20 hrs trying to scan, re-scan and hopefully remove any bugs,
    Is Microsoft going to drag me through the CD-Key fire coals?
     
    Vigilante, Jul 17, 2007
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  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante Guest

    I say this because with ultimate I would expect the service to be just so.
    Despite all of the malware/spyware & viruses out there security claims to be improved against, no one is 100% safe anymore.
    I have seen some truly nasty bugs the past few weeks that would literally destroy any chance of productivity until removed.
    The fastest and most economic way is a complete format, hands down.
    There is not a scanning utility in existence that could economically locate and destroy these in the same amount of time a format can.
    Not one AV company nor Microsoft is willing to foot the bill for systems exposed like this for any reasonable operating cost.
    These bugs are out there and more on the way I am sure in the years ahead.
    I really want Microsoft to pony up about this bullshit marketing charge for a new CD-Key.
    For a CD-Key system that is in no way improved over years past.
    I have been through it once already, and it was miserable.
    I don't in any way see it being worthwhile for Microsoft's customers nor their employees.

    The time is at hand to get down to business about malware/spyware recovery.
    If I chose to format and re-install my software rather than spend 20 hrs trying to scan, re-scan and hopefully remove any bugs,
    Is Microsoft going to drag me through the CD-Key fire coals?
     
    Vigilante, Jul 18, 2007
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  3. You may have to call. You may not!

    --


    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)



    The time is at hand to get down to business about malware/spyware recovery.
    If I chose to format and re-install my software rather than spend 20 hrs
    trying to scan, re-scan and hopefully remove any bugs,
    Is Microsoft going to drag me through the CD-Key fire coals?
     
    Richard Urban, Jul 18, 2007
    #3
  4. What is foreign to one is local to another.
    If you have trouble understanding the person, politely hang up and try
    again.
    I have known people that have had to do that long before support was
    sent to other countries.
    Hopefully you do not automatically assume a different accent is from
    another country.
    Many countries have diverse cultures with differing accents without
    having to cross any international borders.

    In any case, if you have to call, it usually takes less than 10
    minutes.


    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    Is it still foreigners answering the call reading this to me vocally
    rather than sending me it in text?
    Foreign accents are sexy but useless in communicating something that
    isn't speech to begin with.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 18, 2007
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