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usb portable harddrive, is it safe to use?


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#1 Tarnowski1

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:15 PM

Hi,
after a bit of advice, if any one has time amid the current trojan epidemic!

I've a portable usb harddrive unit that was on a pc that became infected with a rootkit trojan (and still is). Now from the infected PC I was able to scan the unit with Dr web and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, neither picked up anything. Both find the trojan on the infected pc but can't kill/remove it.

There are some files on that portable unit I could really do with accessing from another pc, is there anything I can do to secure it? Or prevent cross contamination?

any help/suggestions very welcome.

Regards
Matt

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