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Do Hard Drives Show 100%


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#1 toosmiles

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:05 AM

bin having several problems with my old pc so i updated to a newer version
the thing was i had 7 hd's full of games etc but had this 'heuristic archive bomb' on them-after a cleaned them with a-squared i thought it was gone but then they came up again elsewhere,so i thought sod it and wiped them all
anyway the hd's were installed into my new pc and its got the same problems as my old 1 which i think was a waste of money now
anyway the main thing is did the problem come with the hd's from my old machine into my new 1
all hd's show 99% free
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:20 AM

as long as you deleted the partition and started over with the drives they are clean, after formatting they are not empty tho.
there are file table references to how it was formatted(system volume info) etc.

your problem was you had infected files on the old hard drives that reinfected your new computer when you executed one of the trojans. the trojans are injected deep into installers to avoid detection, these installers usually come from dubious pirated/hacked sources
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:32 PM

If you have an infection and you plan on reusing the drive after formating I would recommend you preform a "Quick Wipe" with Kill Disk. This program will destroy any programs left on the drive. There will not be much of a change of being reinfected.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:10 PM

just done a normal format on the drives
damn ive got data on them now
thanx for the info guys

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:14 PM

just read on the kill disk site
does it delete the unused space?so i can still keep the data thats already on the disk?

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

kill disk wipes everything, including the boot sector, that's why it's a sure bet for a clean drive

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:29 PM

Yes! It writes to every space on the drive. Even the empty space.
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:26 AM

1 more question guys
is the data on the drives infected?
what it is that ive got over 400gig on several drives and was gonna move the data to a 'clean' drive then killdisk it and move it back

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:23 AM

pictures, video and music data are safe, everything else is suspect

no malware, virus or trojan scanner is foolproof for finding an infected file

why do you think a drive is infected? boot sector virii aren't very common
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:55 AM

i put my harddrives into my new machine and got the same problems with that m8

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:53 AM

are you sure you aren't getting "false positives"?
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:46 PM

im not really sure m8
like i said hd's into new pc and the problems started again,or its just my c drive that was naffed?




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