Removing viruses from another hard drive.

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Subject: Removing viruses from another hard drive.
Posted by:  Wally Wombat (WallyWomb…
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007

I have spent days and days trying to find an answer to the following.
I have run antivirus/malware programs for years on my machine and most of
the time keep it reasonably clean of bugs, so I know all about removing stuff
from a live, connected to the internet computer.
What I would like to know is, how does one remove viruses from a second
computer which has no internet, or an ineffective antivirus/malware.
Is it possible to slave the hard drive to an up to date computer and scan
from there without collecting all the bugs from the slave drive? Or does one
have to setup antivirus programs on the infected computer and update
However what happens if it is dead, and cannot start due to the infection.

I know this is probably basic stuff but any help would be appreciated.


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