How to deal with virus and spyware?

Posted: 12-15-2008, 10:36 AM
My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
prevent my vista from virus and spyware?


Thanks.

How to deal with virus and spyware?


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Engel
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RE: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 11:14 AM
Hello jakein2008,

If you have a known infected PC the first thing you need to do is remove it
from any network and isolate it, then attempt to cure it.

Ditto with the USB

Also see...
<http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&query=Dick+D.&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sl oc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain& p=1&tid=630c8b40-9d88-4d15-bd18-3bb96c32ac50&mid=630c8b40-9d88-4d15-bd18-3bb96c32ac50>


Good luck

Let us know what hªppens.

Ǝиçεl
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"jakein2008" wrote:
> My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
> hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
> prevent my vista from virus and spyware?
>
>
> Thanks.
Richie Hardwick
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 12:38 PM
jakein2008 <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
>hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
>prevent my vista from virus and spyware?
Same answer as before.

Richie Hardwick
jakein2008
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 03:11 PM
Hi, thank you for your answer,

If I know that 1 files is infected in one disk and my vista is clean, how
should I use that infected files?

Thanks.

"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
> jakein2008 <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
> >hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
> >prevent my vista from virus and spyware?
>
> Same answer as before.
>
> Richie Hardwick
>
Raymond Babbitt
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 05:08 PM
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 07:11:01 -0800, jakein2008
<jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
>If I know that 1 files is infected in one disk and my vista is clean, how
>should I use that infected files?
Put the infected drive on a one of your kitchen range burners and turn
the heat to high. Leave it there for 5 minutes, minimum. That should
kill any infection.

>
>Thanks.
>
>"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
>
>> jakein2008 <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
>> >hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
>> >prevent my vista from virus and spyware?
>>
>> Same answer as before.
>>
>> Richie Hardwick
>>
jakein2008
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 07:39 PM
expert advise?


"Raymond Babbitt" wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 07:11:01 -0800, jakein2008
> <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi, thank you for your answer,
> >
> >If I know that 1 files is infected in one disk and my vista is clean, how
> >should I use that infected files?
>
> Put the infected drive on a one of your kitchen range burners and turn
> the heat to high. Leave it there for 5 minutes, minimum. That should
> kill any infection.
>
>
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >"Richie Hardwick" wrote:
> >
> >> jakein2008 <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >My vista is in virus free status , but i need to use the files in another
> >> >hard disk which infected by virus and spyware by USB, how should i do to
> >> >prevent my vista from virus and spyware?
> >>
> >> Same answer as before.
> >>
> >> Richie Hardwick
> >>
>
Bruce Chambers
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 11:50 PM
jakein2008 wrote:
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> If I know that 1 files is infected in one disk and my vista is clean, how
> should I use that infected files?
>

You don't use the infected file. If you can't clean it, delete it.




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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Hi, thank you for your answer,

but the files is very precious and so big ,it will be a big loss if I delete
it, so should I use it safely?


Thanks.

"Bruce Chambers" wrote:
> jakein2008 wrote:
> > Hi, thank you for your answer,
> >
> > If I know that 1 files is infected in one disk and my vista is clean, how
> > should I use that infected files?
> >
>
>
> You don't use the infected file. If you can't clean it, delete it.
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
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> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
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Malke
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-16-2008, 02:34 PM
jakein2008 wrote:
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> but the files is very precious and so big ,it will be a big loss if I
> delete it, so should I use it safely?
In all this long thread, you haven't mentioned the *name* of the virus with
which your "precious" file is infected nor have you told us what the file
is; i.e., Word document, Excel spreadsheet, etc.

In the case of some older viruses, only a few bytes of a targeted file were
changed and there was a possibility of altering the bytes in a hex editor
to reclaim the file.

But generally if the file is infected, it is ruined. Delete it and restore
from backup. Don't have backups? Now you know why they are important. When
you get clear of this mess, create and implement a backup strategy.

I would suggest contacting tech support at whatever antivirus company you
use and getting someone advanced (not bottom-tier support) to analyze the
situation for you. This will probably not be free but if the file is really
that precious and you neglected to back it up, it may be your only hope of
resurrecting the file.

Malke
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jakein2008
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Re: How to deal with virus and spyware?
Posted: 12-16-2008, 04:01 PM
I donot know which files are infected, some .exe which I want use is inside
the infected disk, I want to know how can I reuse the .exe files without
being infected.

Thanks.

"Malke" wrote:
> jakein2008 wrote:
>
> > Hi, thank you for your answer,
> >
> > but the files is very precious and so big ,it will be a big loss if I
> > delete it, so should I use it safely?
>
> In all this long thread, you haven't mentioned the *name* of the virus with
> which your "precious" file is infected nor have you told us what the file
> is; i.e., Word document, Excel spreadsheet, etc.
>
> In the case of some older viruses, only a few bytes of a targeted file were
> changed and there was a possibility of altering the bytes in a hex editor
> to reclaim the file.
>
> But generally if the file is infected, it is ruined. Delete it and restore
> from backup. Don't have backups? Now you know why they are important. When
> you get clear of this mess, create and implement a backup strategy.
>
> I would suggest contacting tech support at whatever antivirus company you
> use and getting someone advanced (not bottom-tier support) to analyze the
> situation for you. This will probably not be free but if the file is really
> that precious and you neglected to back it up, it may be your only hope of
> resurrecting the file.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
> FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
>
>
 
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