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Old 10-10-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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My friends computer recently got a trojan on it...hes going to pay me to clear it out...And seeing as how ive seen this done before i was wondering if i did this would there be any chance of compromising my hard drive in the process...basically what im going to be doing is Taking his HDD and hooking it up as a slave on my comp, and then running all the proper programs to clean up his HDD, so my question is...Will my computer be safe during this process IE:is it possible for his trojan to jump over to my HDD as well as any other viruses he has on his HDD...

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Charles

PS:I know this is probably a noob question but, better safe then sorry...
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hey everyone, could use some advice

If you have a secure viral scanner in place your system should be fine-Ive done this many times.
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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If you have a secure viral scanner in place your system should be fine-Ive done this many times.


Now by viral scanner you mean virus scanner right? sorry for the horribly noobish questions...but it took me three months before i could build my new system...due to getting sold nothing but bunk parts from random computer places...so yeah you mean virus scanner?
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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He means if you have a good anti-virus program like MCAFEE or NORTON....
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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He means if you have a good anti-virus program like MCAFEE or NORTON....


I imagine NOD32 would cover it?
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:58 PM   #6
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yeah, what ever he prefers, there are lot's of anti-virus program's out there....i was just giving an example.
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Hehe...How much is he paying you...Might try it sometime, but not to my mates, just people i hate....which gives me another idea....
could go put a virus on their computer and then get them to pay me to remove it!
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