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What can I "safely" backup?

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#1 alligatoring


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

Hi there,

I'm fairly certain my computer is infected and the best option is to format as I can't complete full scans before my computer completely locks up. I have no qualms about formatting but I was wondering if it was "safe" to backup some files that I haven't before. I've googled for quite some time but I still don't understand what is considered a non-executable file.

I have a bunch of project files that I stupidly did not backup before my computer started acting up. I also backed up some other files just before it did start freezing so should I assume my external drive is also infected?

File types I want to backup: PSD, jpg, AVI, mp3, some other project files... I think .veg and .mx4
edit: I've been reading that things like .doc are not safe so I'm more than a little confused

What would be the best option? Attempting to burn them to a CD/DVD or just transferring them onto my external drive that I used before?

Thanks for any help!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 24 February 2010 - 06:50 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB

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