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Scannng another hard drive attached to my machine

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#1 kmham


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:06 PM

I have a laptop 2.5" hard drive hooked up using a IDE to USB cable. I positively know this hard drive has viruses. My PC doesn't and is protected with Microsoft's OneCare and is up-to-date.

When I plug in the laptop drive into my PC using the USB cable, is my PC protected so that I can scan the laptop hard drive and remove the viruses?

If not, what options do I have?

P.S. The laptop that the hard drive came from is dead. I simply want to save some data from the hard drive first and then I'll format it to be used again later.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

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. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.

Use the shift button and this immunization, treat the drive like a flash drive

Be sure and scan anything you want to save before copying it or opening it

There's some nasty stuff out there

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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