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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kimmer13, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. kimmer13

    kimmer13 Thread Starter

    Nov 28, 2001
    Last spring my hard drive apparently got a virus. I did not then have any time of virus software running, as I had disabled it to run my programs quicker (dumb, i know). Anyway, I did not have time to deal w/it then, as I had some work deadlines, so I just bought a replacement hard drive & reinstalled the OS & necessary programs and files so I could finish my work.

    Now I have some time. I have Norton Systemsworks 2001 loaded on this (replacement) hard drive. What steps can I take to safeguard it so that I can connect my old hard drive as a slave to this one, disinfect it, and hopefully recover some of the data and other files from it.

    I am running Win 98SE, Systemax 550 AMD Athlon processor.
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    As far as I know there should be no problem with just directing Norton to scan the slave drive. Since you are not booting it, there should be no opportunity for cross infection. Norton should identify and quarantine any infected files.
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