So I just did a restore to original factory condition. Did some program updating online, then offline I ran antivirus scan. Comodo came back with three malwares all located on my restore partition.
1)Suspicious@#306a9muc6vugc - FactoryUpdate*\SOURCE\Verona 2.1\pi159bf13.exe
2).heur.Suspicious@1 - FactoryUpdate*\SOURCE\Chaplin 1.0\pi3585f03.exe
3)Suspicious@1x9z5g1vjuuf - FactoryUpdate*\SOURCE\Zidane 2.0\pi1651F03.exe
So, being a newbie (please don’t call me a noob, my doctor advised me to avoid an ■■■■■■■ or homoerotic terminology. Being subjected to such may turn me into a complete ■■■■■■. Thank you for your empathy), will my future factory restores be affected by these now quarantined exes?
Also, is it at all possible these malwares were put on my restore partition at an early time with the intent of avoiding deletion from a factory restore?
Thank you for any input.