Can malware jump from an external hardrive...
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:50 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:57 AM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:54 AM
If so then you will risk the chance of being infected when you plug in your hard drive. This has instructions to remove it so I would try it. You might also want to type in the other viruses you have and check them out.
Avast is a great free antivirus. http://www.avast.com/
Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:04 AM
when you plug the external drive in, don't let it auto run.
How much that matters if at all, I don't know but if it were mine, it would make me feel better.
Then scan with all updated programs these gentelmen suggested.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:00 PM
In general, I would suggest that you first try to zap all the crap on the old computer before moving files. Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) and SuperAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/) in addition to the antivirus program (Avast is a good free one). First run a scan with each in "normal" mode...and then rerun the scans in Safe Mode. Keep running them until you don't find anything. At that point, you should be able to copy the files to the external drive, but still scan the drive when you first attach it to the new computer. That would be my suggestion.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:21 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:30 PM
Either way I will use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware, in addition to the one I have bought, Kaspersky.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:34 PM
Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:47 PM
filter. Your external drive might still have some malwares/viruses in
there. Better secure an updated and reliable anti-virus software and
scan your external drive before copying any file from it to your new
Message was edited by: smax013