Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:31 AM
I had an old (3-4 years ) computer running windows XP. It was infected with some type of malware I couldn't figure out to remove. I replaced the computer, but there are some files ( pictures, wordpad documents, and a few programs ) that I would like to save before I toss the old comp. I'd like to save transfer these files without infecting my new computer, which runs Windows 7.
On the old computer, currently, after running malware bytes in safe mode and removing what was found, malware bytes finds nothing ( even in safe mode ), but whenever I run AVG the computer crashes/reboots ( in the same spot in the registry, somewhere around hklm/software/microsoft/windows/update, even in safe mode ).
Anyway, I would like advice on how to either remove the files safely, or remove the infection so I can safely remove the files risk free. They are of significant sentimental value and I am not willing to abandon them. Any help is greatly appreciated.