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Cleaning A Used HD of virus/malware

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#1 ChuckR30


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

I recently removed a Western Digital Hard Drive from a computer that quit working. It is a WD7501AALS, Sata/32MB Cache. I plan on putting this drive in a USB/Sata hard drive enclosure. Before I connect the hard drive to my computer I want to make sure that the drive doesn't have a virus, malware, etc on it.
What is the best way for me to ensure that this drive is clean before I connect it to my new computer.

Computer is running Windows 7 (64-bit).

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

Actually connect it as a slave and then use the antivirus to scan that drive.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

...or format it :), assuming there is nothing on there of value.


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