thanks for the reply. however, it does not seem to have much relevance to
the question i asked. i said nothing about copying infected files, and i did
not ask about what av programs i should have running.
perhaps you meant to say that i should use normal mode with the av program running, and the new drive installed as the system drive, then plug in the infected drive via a usb enclosure and a second hdd or flash drive the same way, and copy from one to the other?
if that is what you said, it does not explain how to then safely copy those files to the new system drive, or explain why i should do it that way rather
than just copying from the infected usb hdd to the new system drive. it also
does not explain why that would be safe, or why i should not use safe
as to using optical media, i do not have an external optical drive, and the flash
drives do not have enough memory at 16gb.
after re-reading your reply, i think i misunderstood what you might have
been saying. i think maybe you were saying i should use the infected
drive as the system drive, and copy from that to a usb flash or hdd. if that
is what you said, i won't do that. if the infected drive is the system drive,
it could infect the usb drive without my knowing it as the virus would certainly be active and the av/as programs i use do not see this virus. and the new
drive i'd plug the usb flash/hdd into will have the same up-to-date av/as programs. also, i do not have a second computer.
Edited by mda, 01 March 2008 - 11:37 PM.