I recently had a virus bad enough that I had to reformat. Unfortunately it infected 2 other drives.
Now I want to figure out what I can salvage from those drives.
I'm very paranoid about being reinfected again... every single
executable got infected in a way that made it a dropper, so the instant you ran anything, the entire virus is back in full force
regardless of what you've already managed to clean up.
So I'm currently deleting all executables on that drive.
But can I salvage movies, mp3s, and fonts? Or is there still a risk?
I know one trick is to make the media file associated with something other than
its usual program, so when you double click it, you run a virus instead of the intended movie player
or notepad or whatever. But the file itself should be fine, ya?
PS: Avira catches the virus, but not completely, and it wasn't able to clean the files... only quarantine or delete.
So even though avira might say these media files are ok, I'm not sure I trust it... and it's the best.
So I can't work with any answers like "just run this AV program and scan them"