Solved How can I clean files on an external hard drive ?

July 14, 2015 at 11:11:29
Specs: Windows 8.1
My laptop was attacked by Malware and I transferred all my art files to an external Hard drive before it crashed. How do I clean the fies in the external hard drive so that I can use them in my new laptop ? It was on a Win 7 laptop. My new laptop is Win 8.1

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July 14, 2015 at 15:16:28
AV is an Antivirus program that helps you against malwares, whether it's from the web pr locally on your PC.. There are loads of free antivirus software. You can also try installing it on your old PC. Maybe it still has a hope.

My suggestions for you:
AVG Free - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
Comodo Antivirus (strict) - http://antivirus.comodo.com/
Avast Free - http://www.avast.com/get/ns2stm3m



#1
July 14, 2015 at 13:38:50
Did you buy a new laptop because the old one had malware?

Which AV program do you have? I suggest you connect the external HDD to the new laptop & scan it for viruses.


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July 14, 2015 at 15:03:34
Yes, I purchased a new laptop because of the Malware on my old laptop. I am concerned that if I plug in the USB cable from the xternal HD box to my new laptop that it will attack my new laptop while I am scanning it. Will that happen or am I safe if I scan it immediately ?

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July 14, 2015 at 15:04:10
By the way, what do you mean by an AV program ?

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July 14, 2015 at 15:16:28
✔ Best Answer
AV is an Antivirus program that helps you against malwares, whether it's from the web pr locally on your PC.. There are loads of free antivirus software. You can also try installing it on your old PC. Maybe it still has a hope.

My suggestions for you:
AVG Free - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
Comodo Antivirus (strict) - http://antivirus.comodo.com/
Avast Free - http://www.avast.com/get/ns2stm3m


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