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Virus Removal

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#1 tenroom


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:23 AM


I'm running Vista Ultimate on a Dell M1530 with 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM. I recently had to remove the original Toshiba hard disk after some erratic behaviour from the Vista Home Premium operating system.

I installed a new hard disk and installed Ultimate. I have some very important files on the original hard disk and wondered if anyone could tell me how to connect the old HD to the laptop without the virus/rootkit/malware making its way over to the new hard drive. I have MBAM, GMER and Super Antispyware installed on my computer.

Do I need to start the laptop in Safe Mode ? Any assistance greatly appreciated !!

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:59 PM

If you are using a portable hard drive enclosure for the transfer, you can scan it with various scanners
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#3 PropagandaPanda


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:46 AM


Worms that transfer through portable drives use the autorun.inf.

Running Flash Disinfector in the flash drive usually works.
Download and Run FlashDisinfector
  • Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.

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#4 Kandinsky


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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:48 AM



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