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OriginalGriff7-Jun-20 19:52
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Peter Gorod9-Jun-20 2:19
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Let me try a (speculative) answer along different lines:

1. If it's a QuickFormat, then virus data can still exist in sectors that are marked as clean of files. Of course, this virus is not active. I am just pointing out that a virus could use this to store its payload or stolen data for later use, if it was able to reactivate itself somehow.

2. Another vector would be a false format. If you format a disk (not the OS boot disk) from a computer that has malware, it could run a fake format that leaves things apparently blank, but in reality the disk is booby-trapped for the virus to reactivate itself. It would be quite tricky to pull this off, survive an OS reinstallation etc.
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