My Windows 7 Gateway laptop is only used for school/web development training. I have messed with so many settings at this point that I sometimes am unsure if my pc in infected or if I just screwed it up. I need a clean slate to begin my next courses and have no need for any files currently on my computer.
I took an intro to PHP class that had me working with joomla so I have had wampserver, easyphp, aptana and eclipse installed - not at the same time, only to learn each interface seperately, which I uninstalled and used ccleaner to rmove the reg entries (and only those related entries, from wht I understand.) Servers like these are security issues in general, I know. However, during scans I can see references related to these programs being referenced.
If I return my laptop to factory settings, and do have a virus/malware, will everything be ok or do I need to be sure to remove any possible infection before returning it to factory settings? Any help is appreciated.