Virus/trojan scan to external drive

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by SteelyDon, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. SteelyDon

    SteelyDon Registered Member

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    I have a drive which is perhaps infected. Is it safe to put it in an external drive enclosure and scan it from another machine, with anti-virus and anti-trojan software? Might the thing migrate to the clean machine?

    (I run W98SE, NOD, Sygate, Spywareblaster/Spybot/Adaware.)

    Would it be safer to scan if from a W2000 machine, what with the infected drive not being able to read "up" to W2000, or would that not be a barrier to malware?

    Thank you. :doubt:
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    That will be fine SteelyDon, we do this quite often.

    Cheers :D
     
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    SteelyDon Registered Member

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    merci ! :)
     
  4. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    My pleasure.

    All the best...

    Cheers :D
     
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