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Infected Drive Needs to Be Clean


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#1 tizzyloucat

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:21 AM

Is it safe to connect a virus/worm infected drive to a clean computer and scan the infected drive to remove infections? Or will that put the clean drive at risk. I thought I read somewhere that unless the files were being executed that they were not dangerous. Is that correct? The only infected is the c drive from the other computer.

The infected drive was scanned with Bit Defender and found 30 files with worms, trojans, viruses. Could not use Bit Defender to remove because it had not been activated although it was on the computer. Can't get to safe mode, can't connect to internet; can't even use command line. I can connect this to a clean computer as a secondary drive, but don't want to if it will infect the clean one. Please Help!

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