Erasing OSX will get rid of malware?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Void5150, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Void5150 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Will using the disk utility to erase the startup disk and then reinstalling Mac OSX get rid of any malware? It should be in the same state as when purchased, correct?

  2. Mr.ShyGuy macrumors newbie


    Jun 6, 2015
    Yes. It will delete everything you have in the hard drive. Boot in recovery mode, format the main hard drive and do a clean install of OSX.

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