[Info] Removing trojan/rootkit from external hard drive?

By ajross
Jan 31, 2012
  1. Good afternoon, readers

    I was curious to find out how it might be possible to remove a computer virus (I don't know if it is a rootkit or trojan) from an external hard drive without re-infecting my own computer. I say I don't know which it is because when I ran a scan previously with my computer, I'd "find" an infected item called "SVC.host" and I'd remove it. (Yes -- I know there is a good SVC.host for processing)

    It originally came from my computer when I plugged it in trying to back up some important items; I hadn't processed I'd be backing up my issue with me!

    I ended up getting my computer fixed, thus not having to reformat. So I don't believe that I need that backup I created. However, I fear I tread thin ice in possibly re-infecting my system.

    Help?

    Thank you in advance,
    A.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,164   +251

  3. ajross

    ajross Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Alright, I've downloaded, installed and immunized my computer with BitDefender.
    What's next?
    I assume I am going to plug in my external and "immunize" it as well with BitDefender?
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,164   +251

    Exactly.....
  5. ajross

    ajross Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Alright, once I do that, what would you recommend using to scan for viruses and cleaning up? Malwarebytes?
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,164   +251

    Your AV program.
  7. ajross

    ajross Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Thanks a lot, Broni!
    This is the second time you've pulled me from the pickle jar. :p

    Many thanks,
    A.
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 46,164   +251

    You're very welcome [​IMG]


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