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FBI Hijack/post reimage: Are my backup files safe to open?


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#1 jeremylloyd

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Hello all,

 

I am have a Windows 7 machine that was recently reimaged due to my IT persons inability to clean the "FBI Warning" virus from my machine.  Before reimaging, he moved the files in the "My Documents" folder to a CD.  However, I am afraid to open the CD because I don't know if those files are infected.  Is there an anti-virus package that is especially good at finding and cleaning this particular virus?  I would hate to reinfect my computer. 

 



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#2 Jimbob85

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

You should be fine to use those documents.  MOST malware will not affect personal data, not to say that it can’t\doesn't happen sometimes.  I have never seen this type malware affect personal data.  One thing that you can do to help protect your pc is to make sure that you have a good antivirus product on and active and updated fully.  You may also consider the paid version of Malwarebytes as well.






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