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Installing new HDD ... risk of virus spreading?


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#1 535678

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:29 PM

My current hard drive is split up into C: (programs) and D: (documents). The C: partition has at least one nasty virus that I can't remove. The advice given for this virus is to reformat the drive. I figure it's a good time to upgrade my drive anyway.

Once I install the new drive, all of the D: files from the old drive, and some from the C: partition, will need to be transferred over. During this process is there any risk of the virus spreading to the new drive? The only C: files to transfer are Outlook Express/Thunderbird e-mail and address book files.

Also, with the new drive installed, what happens to the old drive letters?

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:50 PM

I would suggest that you post a topic in the Am I Infected forum and see if they can help you remove this infection. We have some very talented people here that spend a great deal of their time perfecting their skills at removing infections.

Here is the link to the Am I Infected forum. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

As for the drive letters, if you remove the old hdd and install another, the operating system will reassign drive letters for what ever partition/s that you install.

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