Will Virus Infect Ext. Harddrive?

  • Razorman
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Situation:

- I have a Trojan virus on my computer.
- I cannot (given my limited knowledge) remove it.
- I want to transfer music files from the infected computer to an external hard drive. The anti-virus program that detected the virus on my computer 'tells me' that these files are not infected.

My question:

What are the risks of transferring these music files to my external hard drive? I am concerned about the risk to the external hard drive itself and also to any computer that I might later transfer these files to...

Wow, I hope I asked this question intelligently! Too long? More concise? More info? (I'm interested in the best way to phrase a question as I believe that being a good computer scientist is largely about recognizing a problem intelligently)
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Before you do anything, do you know what trojan you have? What files do you want to transfer?
  • AnarchY SI
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i second Don's question, and would like to add:
How do you know you have a trojan?
What anti-virus software are you running?
Have you tried to have that AV software remove the trojan?
  • dyefade
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Razorman, I have heard about these Trojans, they will affect your external hard drive, and ALSO your BRAIN! Be very careful about being in the same room as the PC. So you'll lose some MP3s - at least you've got your MIND.

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