My dell laptop with windows xp was infected with the totour trojan, and i already battled it with various methods that don't seem to work. (hdfix, hjt, etc.). despite all my efforts, my avast antivirus keeps finding it when i reboot. So I decided that the best way to deal with this is just to clean out the whole hard drive. My questions for you guys are:
1. will cleaning out the hard drive get rid of it 100%?
2. if i back up my files (documents, photos, etc.) to transfer to another laptop i have, will i run the risk of putting totour on it or will avast or whatever i use to scan the media before loading it be safe?
3. is cleaning out the hard drive the best way to deal with backdoor viruses especially totour? I really don't want to worry about personal info even if it's "cleaned" by other methods.
Thanks in advance for any answers you guys provide-beastfu