Getting data of an infected disk

February 15, 2009 at 14:08:20
Specs: Windows XP

I'm replacing my old computer, whose hard drives may very well be full of viruses and spyware, but are also full of important data I need to transfer to my new computer. What's a safe way to hook up the old hard drives and get data off of them without also infecting my new computer? Should I just have good antivirus software installed befpre I hook them up?


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February 16, 2009 at 21:50:21
U should install an AV software (suggest Kaspersky 2009 trial or full, i think it's the best) on the new computer before attaching the infected disk.Make AV software up to date database. Now turn on ur new computer and find the infected drive. It may be D, E, F... letter. Remember, never double-click on drive letter, u must use explorer command (like windows+e hotkey) and find the important file u want to copy. If ur data is not stored on system partition (usually drive c: on the old one), then u dont need to access this partition. Otherwise u dont go to several folder in it. Just go to needed folder. By this way u can safety copy ur data except or .exe file. U can copy exe file to new computer but u should not run these program before it is scanned and repaired by AV software. Some virus hide in the exe file, when u run that infected program. u will run virus first. So u should ignore programs if u have another fresh one.
This is my way, i think it can help u much. Regard!!!

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February 18, 2009 at 06:33:06
Use the tools in this link to

Use avira antivirus free edition from site...
to check the Virus @ other folder

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