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My external hard drive is infected, I'm about to run GMER, should I leave that partition checked?


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#1 notinfallible

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

I am in the process of posting in the forum called, "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs". I am about to run GMER and in the instructions it states the following..........

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You will now see the main GMER window. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a full scan, please click on the NO button. We now need to configure GMER to not use some settings. Please uncheck the following settings that we do not want in our scan.

IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive, which is typically C:\
Show All (This is important, so do not miss it.)

When done, the screen should look similar to Figure 13 below.


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Figure 13: Options we want unchecked in GMER


Once your screen look similar to the above, click on the Scan button to scan your computer for rootkits. This may take a while, so please be patient. When it has finished you will be back at the main screen as shown in the figure below.

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The main reason I'm posting there is because I have infections on my main partition "C:\" and I also have an infection on my recovery partition "D:\".

Do I leave the D:\ box checked in this circumstance? I would hate to have to run GMER twice, it takes about 6 hours for it finish.

Thank you.

Edited by notinfallible, 10 February 2012 - 07:23 AM.

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