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Removing viruses

Joined
Oct 16, 2007
Messages
217
Location
Cheshire UK
#1
I never trust a pc that has a virus. If I was writing viruses the first thing I would do is make your anti virus software lie to you.

This needs a spare clean pc, thats why I have two testbeds in the worksop.

Pull the hard disk on the infected pc, put it as a secondry master on the clean box.

Do fulll scan on the infected drive.

As long as you dont open any files off the infected drive you will be scanning with a known clean copy of windows.

Some antispyware will also let you scan a second drive.

Dave
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
Note that the registry doesn't get scanned on a secondary drive.
 
Joined
Oct 16, 2007
Messages
217
Location
Cheshire UK
#3
We dont need to scan the reg, it cant contain a virus just the instruction to run a file.

The key for us is to make the computer safe to put on the network, then we do a local scan on the pc after installing and updating avg.

Dave