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how to remove ramnit from external hard dik


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#1 gladninel

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:52 AM

Hi,

My pc was infected with Ramnit.A,F,H and some other viruses, as found by the eset online scanner. Since my pc didn't have much important data, i chose to reformat the entire hard disk(hence, i don't have the scan reports) and did a fresh windows 7 ultimate,32-bit install. Now the desktop is clean.

But, i am almost sure that my external hd and my dell laptop are also infected and need advice on how to get rid of them. Most of my important data (photos,music,films,etc.) resides in the external hdd and it would be very grateful if you could help me 'disinfect' the ext.hdd without losing the data.
Also, i don't have an antivirus at the moment. Which one should i go for?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

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Having some AV program on your computer is a must.

Install ONE of these:

- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

- free Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials
Note for Windows 8 users: Microsoft Security Essentials comes preinstalled and renamed as Windows Defender.
You can keep it or you have to disable it before installing another AV program. How to...

- free Comodo Antivirus: http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus.php

Now.....

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefenderís USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.

At this point you should be safe to connect your external drive and scan it with your AV program to see if it's clean.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Thank you so much for your response.

I've already downloaded avast and Bitdefender USB immunizer. Will do a scan tomorrow.






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