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#1 killmypc

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:29 PM

Hey ya'll
A buddy has been infected... My question is if I put his drive in my computer as a slave to pull pictures(Wedding!!)...Can my computer be infected? If I can do this, we intend only to remove ther pictures..

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:07 PM

If you do put the hard-drive in make sure you scan your viruses straight away.

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 12 August 2006 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:14 PM

Cool.. :thumbsup:

Edited by killmypc, 13 August 2006 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:18 PM

Do you know what the virus is? You can put the hard-drive in as a slave yes but you need to make sure you know what the virus is first, because if the virus is smart it could infect you yes. So find out what the virus is and what it does.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:20 PM

Gotcha! More research first.... Thanks

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 04:25 PM

No worries, but if you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:50 PM

Suggestion:

Download the pictures you want to a disk or flash drive. Go to a different computer, and scan each for viruses on Jotti Scan - that way you don't have to worry about the slave issue. If the picture is clear, it's safe to put on the other computer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:39 PM

Here's what we did...
I took an old drive I had and used it as the master, with his as a slave we scanned it with Asquared and it found 487 Objects!!! From Trojans to Dialers to Adware.... After removing those, we saved the pics and docs he had to a cd. And will scan them tomorrow. He wants to re-format and do a clean install of XP Home, then we will install all his Security, and scan the cd.... Glad it's not mine!!! 487?! :thumbsup:
He had NO firewall, NO Anti-Virus, NOTHING.....I think he has learned his lesson, and taught ME a pretty good one too!!

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 10:01 PM

If you can get on the internet with the computer with the infected drive I would do multiple web based scans (Using IE as they require Active X)

Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


More AV scans:
http://security.symantec.com

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

http://www.coledata.com/virusalert.htm

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/misc/av.php

http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

http://www.bitdefender.com/


Trojan scans
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:16 AM

Enthusiast,
Will do!! :thumbsup: I know we are FAR from finished.
I will print your last post and take it with me.
Will the scans work correctly if the infected drive is in the 'slave' position. At the moment, this drive is not bootable. Seemed like a good idea to rid it of everything we could before trying a clean install, (I have heard that some infections can hang around even after re-formatting, etc.).
We would repair than clean install, but he didn't get with me until his drive was not bootable..I was not sure exactly how far we could go booting from the XP cd, before everything on his drive would be wiped out.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 10:13 AM

Yes - you can select the drives and even narrow it down to particular files if you want, or you can scan the whole computer.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 10:15 AM

Good...Thanks :thumbsup:




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