I got out of the computer game years ago to go do other things. I have not kept up on the most effective methods of removing malware.
Back in the day it was best to remove the hdd and toss it in a clean system and do a virus scan on it. After that we would put it back in the original pc, boot into safe mode and run another scan from that machine.
1. Is that still the best way to go about things?
2. What are the best tools to use these days to remove rootkits, virus, malware, etc?
3. What tools are a waste of time?