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Infected USB drive

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

I have an 8gb usb thumb drive I use to get backups from databases at different customer's sites. I believe that this usb drive was infected by some malware and transferred it to my laptop. I have since removed infection on the laptop but now I am reluctant to use this drive for fear of reinfection. There is some data on it that I would like to keep.

I have read that malware can automatically load from a usb drive to a host computer with out the end user being aware of it. How do I scan this or clean it out so I can re use it or possibly save the data on it without risking reinfection?

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