Is formatting the disk and reinstalling the system from scratch (to Ubuntu) enough to remove any potential hidden software spyware, keyloggers etc.?
Or can something still persist installed in the bios or something like that? What to do then?
To be clear, not concerned about malware. The question is more specific about a machine to which people other than the user had physical access for many hours. So when the user returns cannot be sure nothing changed. So the user makes a fresh install after some weeks. Is that enough to "clean" it?