Formatting Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by esburrito, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. esburrito macrumors newbie

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    I think I got some sort of hack (yay!) after downloading something. All my keychain stuff was erased, a lot of little programs keep asking for access to the internet (none of which I have seen before) and my clock got reset. And I'm sure other things I'm not sure of.

    Whether this is a real hack or virus or whatever or not, I would feel more comfortable just erasing my hard drive and restoring it all.

    I have a back up hard drive which I use with Time Machine.

    Now, what I want to do is format the hard drive, reinstall OSX (btw, running 10.6.2), then restore everything using Time Machine to a couple of days ago before I downloaded what probably carried it in.

    Is this how I would do this?

    (Help ASAP is much appreciated. Still a bit of a mac n00b, and I have a lot to do on my computer very soon, so I don't have much time to deal with this.)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    What did you download?

    Yes. The restore disks that came with your computer should walk you through the process, including prompting you to restore from a backup if your Time Machine drive is connected.
     

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