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Best way to scan storage drives


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#1 Ozzie Isaac

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I fixed a laptop with the help of Nasdaq, now I have another security question. I did a clean install of Win7 on my desktop, but I did not format m storage drives. I left them untouched. What is the best way to scan them for viruses, malware, etc? Can anything self install off the drives without being clicked?

The computer had an svchost.exe issue. That is what prompted a clean OS install.

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#2 Ozzie Isaac

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

So far I have run MSE and am now running malware bytes.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Can anything self install off the drives without being clicked?

Yes, there are techniques to do this.

What was on these storage drives? Did you have programs on them?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

One of the drives was a dual boot xp, the others where storage. They had backed up install files, jpgs, mp4 and mp3 files.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

Since they contain executables, it's best to scan these drives.

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