I have been infected with the Virtumonde.dll trojan and cant get rid of it using spybot. I have tried 3 times. It is not a false positive as the PC is playing up (and I have to use my works PC to access this forum). Before I (possibly) start the long process of trying to disinfect if some one can please answer the following questions it would be helpful.
1/ If I re-install windows from the OEM copy on the hard drive will this eliminate the trojan? (or does the trojan go deep enough to infect from there) . I usually re-install windows every couple of years anyway to refresh the system and it is just about due.
2/ Any special precautions I should take doing this ?
3/ If I connect any external hardrives will they be infected?
(there are some files I still want to get off the hard drive, and luckily none of my externals have been connected for a while)
If anyone knows the quick answer to these it would be greatly appreciated so I dont take up to much time trying to disinfect if I dont have to. Any quick reply would be appreciated as I have now been without my PC for 6 days.