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Infected Compute, Can I Copy My Pictures?


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#1 sripple

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:18 AM

I know I have a malware on my daughters computer, it keeps opening internet advertising sites. My question is if I don't want to try to fix it, cause it is proving to be a major hassle, can I copy her pictures on her computer to a DVD and transfer them somehow safely to a different computer?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:58 PM

Yes, with ease. Just make sure none of the files have been infected (highly unlikely) before you transfer them to a clean medium.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:17 PM

You should be able to scan the folders containing the pictures with your resident AV, then copy them to disk, then copy them from the disk to the other computer . I would be sure to keep the disk in a safe place; pictures are memories, and having a back up is certainly a good idea.
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