Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
People tell me I bash Microsoft too much; that Microsoft's products really are great. OK, so I won't bash Microsoft this time around.
I'll let Microsoft's own friends do it.
Let's start with Mike Danseglio, program manager in Microsoft's Security Solutions group. In early April at the InfoSec World conference, Danseglio was talking about Windows security. He said, "When you are dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch. In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit."
In other words, Windows users may have no choice but to wipe their systems down to the bare-metal and then reinstall the operating system and applications.