AVG Virus vault question

Dell / Optiplex gx60
May 23, 2009 at 19:00:59
Specs: Windows XP, 2.59GHz/509 MB
I have a second hand camera(samsung) that uses a memory card called Memory Stick Duo.I thought the card was empty when i got it and after taking photos i was about to copy the files from the card to my hard drive,when i got an AVG alert saying it could not copy the files because it detected a worm called "Worm/Sachiel".I didn't copy the files and checked the AVG virus vault which lists the virus as Worm/Sachiel-path-H:\CrakerMail.txtpif.I believe that its safe for now in the vault,but 1)can i delete it from the vault? 2)is it safe to use the card if i copy individual photos and not all the files? 3) H: is my removable card reader-does it mean that it is infected?

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#1
May 23, 2009 at 19:48:50
Yes, you can delete it from the virus vault. IT should be safe to to copy individual files from the card, but virus scan them first.

After getting your pictures off the card, I would recommend you format the card to remove any viruses that may be on it.

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#2
May 23, 2009 at 20:37:56
Thanks Ryan-so formatting the card with the camera will remove the virus?It's only 132mb so i would be happy to throw it if I had to, especially if there was any doubt about a virus like that!I already retrieved the photo's i wanted,and a subsequent AVG scan has revealed no other infection.

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#3
May 23, 2009 at 20:52:29
Formatting either with the camera or your computer will delete any infected files on the card (even if they are hidden).

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#4
May 23, 2009 at 22:10:54
Thanks Ryan I appreciate your help.I had a look at your website and found it very informative.I will bookmark it and use it in the future.

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