Link to logs removed as not relevant to question. ~ OB
here's what i need to know, my external hard drive, that I backed up and removed executables, I found out from connecting to another PC (not connected to the network) that had symantec antivirus on it found a few exe's with the virut during the scan from the "recycler" folder. Apparently, I deleted it, but didn't empty the folder before disconnecting.
1) So with this scenario, if the symantec quarantined those files scanned from the external, what are the chances that the virut will be spawning on that other PC ?
It is still disconnected from the network and I'm currently doing a full system scan (it was stupid of me to connect it to the pc, but I wanted to ensure that the external was clean and had to use some machine to check)
I NEVER DOUBLE CLICKED ON ANY OF THOSE EXE files, they were simply scanned and detected when I right clicked on the drive.
2) However, I read around that if you let the external hard drive go into auto play mode when you first power up the unit, then that auto play can INITIATE a virus. Is that true? Someone told me to look for an autorun.inf file. I couldn't find it on the external hard drive even after allowing me to view hidden files and folders from the windows explorer.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 16 April 2009 - 03:26 AM.