Hi Guys, (I'm Dexter, a newbie, so please be nice to me ) I have recently been reading up about PC security when I thought something interesting (to me at least). Can viruses damage computers permanently (meaning that even after a FULL format, your PC would have problems)? Also, I have recently heard about laptop software which, when installed is stealth but, when the laptop is reported stolen, "phones home" whenever possible. I hear that this software is completely impossible to uninstall, even with a format. How is that? Thanks a lot. I see this is a nice community so I hope I can fit in .