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How To Check Viruses On Cd/dvd

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#1 monika


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Posted 15 March 2007 - 01:50 PM


I have few programs backed up on a dvd from my previous computer which got infected with virus...now I would like to install those into my new computer but am worried that these programs might be infected. Is there a program that would run antivirus on my dvd and I would know then whether it is safe to install it???

Thanks for any tips...

Monika xxx

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:32 PM

Most Anti-virus applications will permit you to manually scan selected drives, including disks. AVG, for example, will permit you to scan any CDs or optical disks.
An alternative would be to download the files from the dvd into a specially named folder, and have your AV scan them there, before installing any of the applications on the CD.
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:40 PM

Avast! is the same. It allows you to scan drives manually. Right click on the CD drive and there should be an option there scan your drive or something similar to it. :thumbsup:
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