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backing up infected computer help me not reinfect new instal

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#1 chapy


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

I want to reformat. I got a nasty variant of the TDSS/TDL3 rootkit. (link to my thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/328086/windows-now-says-i-have-3-days-for-activation-after-virus-scanremoval/ .)

(I have a lot of time on my hands right now so my mind is made up thumbup2.gif ) I want to back up some of my files onto cds and dvds. what files should I avoid and what files are ok to back up with out fear of reinfection. what about pdf? music? movies/videos? (avi wmv and mp4 or winrar archives that contain no .exe just videos.) also I would like to save my firefox bookmarks if possible. I notice that the back up bookmarks for firefox are saved with a json file extension file type. How safe would it be to back up this? or just use carbonite to back up my video and compressed rar videos.

Edited by chapy, 02 July 2010 - 02:25 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

Well...I can't answer your question...but it appears to me that Boopme has already answered that, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1824861.


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