How to get rid of malware on an external drive?
May 4, 2011 4:45 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to target malware/spyware when it's on an external drive?
posted by lemniskate to computers & internet (3 answers total)
AVG gave me messages that I had a trojan, then malware, etc, on my thinkpad; I clicked yes, please quarantine, etc, to get rid of it. Well, I got a bluescreen. I tried to restore (I know now that wasn't a great idea). Well, I have a cable that let me take the hard drive out and access it as an external on another computer, and I've done that, saved just about everything important that I can think of. I've got the instructions to get rid of malware from deezil's userinfo, but I was wondering if there was a simpler way - if I could just use one of the anti-malware programs on the drive while it's connected like an external drive.
I ran spybot search and destroy and it came up with nothing; I don't see a way to make sure it searches peripheral drives.
Any help that keeps me from having to reformat would be greatly appreciated.