Hello all. First time here and hope I'm posting this in the appropriate section. Well, my brother's system is currently infected with Virtumonde. McAfee was utterly useless in preventing this in the first place. I have Spysweeper and installed it on his system, but it was unsuccessful in getting rid of this (even in safe mode). I know Eset is useless with it (reading posts about it). Tried looking into AVG, but the install always failed. Only option I am now looking at is 'nuking' the drive. It's becoming really problematic and time consuming. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a recent backup. So we got a 1 TB drive and will be using it to do a backup of important files, etc. I plan to do the following: 1) strip the hdd from his system and put it into an enclosure and hook it up as an external hdd on my system. 2) backup all important data onto the 1 TB drive. 3) format the external hdd, then put it back in his system for a clean system install. Now my concern is Virtumonde. Can it infect my system if I attempt to do this? I have the following security on my system: Online Armor (paid version) Spysweeper Eset Nod32 AV v3 Spyware Blaster Security Task Manager CCLeaner and EasyCleaner Any info provided will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.