I just changed antivirus security solutions and virus scans found and quarrentined files from my internal C: hard drive. I also used Malwarebytes to be extra sure, and I’ve run scans multiple times to I’m pretty sure they are gone. I have a MyBook 160GB with about 200+ folders of backups (the scan reported 1,824,817 files checked). Some where along the line I had windows backup zip all folders to get more storage. So now I have a virus report of 51 virus instances in zipped folders, making them hard to dig out. Scans report that there are three viruses replicated in 17 backups = 51 instances
My question is?
Is it better to delete all files or what are the consequences of doing a full reformat of the drive. I really don’t want to quarantine these files on my internal HD. I don’t need the current data on the drive as long as I can wipe it and successfully run new backups.