My computer was infected with an unknown malware that didn't allow me to search on common websites as google or youtube while allowing free connection to all other websites through an unknown proxy, plus other symptoms
I tried to search for the problem with malwarebyte anti malware, avast, emisisoft emergency kit, spybot, they did not identify anything. I'm also 100% sure that the problem was inside the computer, not a browser problem, not a network/router problem.
Since backup + formatting takes me much less effort than cleaning up an already clumsy, now infecter computer, i saved every data that has to be saved on an external hard drive, then i formatted the computer.
My question is:
Since the backup may be infected with the same malware - that i have NO idea how i got it, so NO idea on how it infects other PCs, how can i clean the backup from another Windows installation without infecting it when i plug the hdd in? which precautions, tools, should i use? How should i proceed, since my actlal knowledge failed me?
-One clean PC (windows 8.1)
-One formatted PC, with fresh Windows 7 installation - the one on which i have to restore data
Both computers can be booted from DVD and USB
-multiple empty DVDs for bootable distros (if needed)
-1GB USB drive for bootable software
-1TB USB3 external backup HDD probably infected - that needs cleaning
Any help would be appreciated
Edit: i used Search button - couldnt find any topic relevant
Edited by Kierg_Catta, 17 February 2015 - 06:15 AM.