I believe my Windows 7 system was infected.
Where it is a CAD workstation I couldn't afford to waste much more time trying to repair or sending it out for recovery.
So, I elected to replace my 500gb hard drive and start from scratch.
The system now has a new install of Windows 7 and I have run updates for the OS.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus is currently installed and running.
I am currently installing software.
I would like to recover my files from the old HDD. It still has the old Windows 7 OS still installed and it may be infected.
My goal with the old 500gb drive is to recover my files and to then scour the drive clean so that it could be used as a complete backup with OS installed. I have a USB to SATA adapter to connect the drive.
What would be my next step(s)?
Thank you for your help.