said by scottp99:
Can a Buffer Overflow survive a clean restore of an OS image or am I safe since McAfee has blocked it?
If the image is from before the detection, no, it will not have any affect on the image you restore from.
You could discuss if it has affected the MBR records, and whether the image you have includes MBR records or just the partition image, but as mentioned - it was blocked. Either as a real detection or a false positive. As IE and ntdll were mentioned, I'd be more worried about a false positive and file corruption
before your concerns of the detection of malware. It can be just as dangerous to system integrity.--
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