New computer scan??

bandit70

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I just bought a pc on eBay that was built by the seller and comes preloaded with Windows 7. Just for my own assurance, besides running an antivirus program, are there other things that I should check or do to ensure nothing was included with the pc that could be a threat? Is it possible for something to be embedded physically into the computer or into the OS that an av scanner won't see?
 

popatim

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Before powering it on, open it up and check for loose cables & parts, esp the cpu cooler - make sure its still down nice and snug.

Make sure windows activates successfully.

Run antivirus, malwarebytes from safe mode after updating or run an antivirus/anti-rootkit from a bootable dvd
run Hijack this and see if anything is running that shouldnt be...

Check harddrive & ssd SMART checks to make sure they dont have a ton of hours or other problems.
 
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