Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk

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eddie888

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 520 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 53003 MB, Free - 42521 MB; D: Total - 423933 MB, Free - 173579 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 30B2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

eddie888

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My friend's computer (pc-A) must be infected with the Worm:Win32/Dorkbot!lnk and when I connected my external hard drive to pc-A it must have been infected. I then connected my ext HD to my laptop (pc-B) and MSE detected and quarantined the virus. All my files on my extHD have been hidden except for a Recycler file/folder.
1. I think pc-B is ok. I quick scanned it with MSE and it showed no threats. But how can I be sure?
2. My ext HD is probably still infected as all the files are still hidden. I started to scan it, then I saw another thread on this forum about the same subject which said not to scan yet. So I cancelled this scan. How do I clean this ext HD and unhide the files?
3. pc-A has WinXPsp2 installed and is probably still infected as there is no running anti-virus. I was intending to completely reinstall WinXPsp3 on the C partition, after copying all data files on to the D partition. But now I am wondering whether the Worm is infecting all the D partition data as well, and I dont want to plug in my ext HD back into this pc. I want to reinstall XP anyway but what else should I do?
Thank you very much.
 
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