Got malware? M$ recommends nuke the systems from orbit


Jayesh Mansukhani has picked up a security advisory in which Microsoft admits that malware could totally destroy a system:

In a bizarre admission, a security expert at Microsoft this week said that some malware simply can’t be beaten and that sometimes the only way to fix an infected PC system is to wipe it out and start over. “When you’re dealing with rootkits and some advanced spyware programs, the only solution is to rebuild from scratch,” said Mike Danseglio, a program manager in the Security Solutions group at Microsoft. “In some cases, there really is no way to recover without nuking the systems from orbit.”

Haven't really heard them being so open about this in the past but then I may have been sleeping.