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GeneralClean Dirty Laptop Pin
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I have a "spare" laptop that I use for comparatively wild and uncautious browsing. I never log into anyplace, ever, on it, so it pretty much can do me no evil. Occasionally, an obvious infected site has been hit - it's been forwarded to porn-site "ads" that just won't take no for an answer (well, I can kill their windows but they are persistent - and/or opened by the dozen.

The thing is, I was thinking of using it as a travel laptop - it's a small i5 and still has decent battery life after about six or seven years. So - how do I make sure it's really "clean" . . . without a low-level format and realoadimg the O/S and everything else? This latter is my normal "to be really really sure" method. I'd loose the random browsing ability (whilst on travel) but I can use a VPN so I can check my mail, pay a bill or two, and otherwise use it like a normal PC.

So - I'm looking for options. Or even description of failed options so I can avoid those.

Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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