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Can I plug a USB drive into an infected computer?

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#1 JRubeus


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:37 PM

I want to use a USB stick to transfer the necessary files to remove Malware Defense but I can't have this stick become infected. I can't get the internet to work on the laptop even after following what was laid out in the guide (no proxy was listed on IE or Firefox.)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

If the infected computer has a CD Drive, why not burn the necessary applications onto a CD and use that instead?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:46 PM

Yes, you can use a USB stick to transfer files. If you do,

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.
    Note: Some security programs will flag Flash_Disinfector as being some sort of malware, you can safely ignore these warnings
  • 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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