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Malware on External Drives

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Notagain14, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. Notagain14

    Notagain14 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    So my old computer frequently had viruses, key loggers, and other malware and I am afraid that one or more of theses buggers might be present on one or both of my external drives. I recently purchased a new macbook pro and I will be installing parallels on it but I am afraid to use the external drives on it and my other laptop. The laptop that it is attached to now is a very old one so I am not to concerned if the drives infect it. Could someone help me verify that there isn't any malware on the external dives from my previous system.

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    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics, 384 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 219240 MB, Free - 157205 MB; D: Total - 14969 MB, Free - 1663 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1108 MB; G: Total - 953853 MB, Free - 839631 MB; H: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 642695 MB;
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  2. Notagain14

    Notagain14 Thread Starter

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    can anyone out there help me?
     
  3. askey127

    askey127 Malware Specialist

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    Hold down the Shift key while you plug in the external drive. That prevents any autoruns.
    Once it's recognized, navigate to the new drive letter and Right click.
    Choose "scan with your antivirus" and let it run through the whole drive.
    This should tell you if anything overtly dangerous is on there.
    Then you can use it safely.
     
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