I have a Dell Dimension 9150, 160GB WD1600JS-75NCB1 Caviar, 3gb RAM and XP Pro, SP3 logged into a Microsoft SBS2003 server domain as Administrator.
Somehow I acquired malware called DoomJuice and from what was suggested by repliers to posts made here and on MSDN, I should wipe out my hard drive and reinstall my operating system.
Others have suggested that, at the very least, I should get another hard drive, install the operating system on it and carefuly move the needed files from the old infected hard drive to the new hard drive and that is the route that I chose to take.
I disconnected my old infected hard drive and installed a one 1TB, WD10EARS hard drive and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I also plan to freshly install all of the other software that I need to do my work.
I sometimes disconnect my new hard drive and connect to my old infected drive and bootup so that i can do some of the things that are not ready in the new Windows 7 drive. I never have both drives connected at the same time.
What I would like to do is copy the needed files from the old infected hard drive to a Sony CD/DVD rewritable disc and reboot to the new Windows 7 system then copy them in, unless somebody has another suggestion about doing that.
When I do that, I want to scan the files being copied so that I am sure I am not putting infected files on the new Windows 7 hard drive.
Should I buy a good virus/malware scanner to do that or can I stay with the free versions, MS Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes etc., and get the protection I need to safely move the files over?
I had all of those things running when I caught this malware, which is a puzzle in itself.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Edited by Tony Girgenti, 13 September 2011 - 11:45 AM.