how can i remove a virus from an external hard drive?

By abayomiabram ·
i have a recycler on my external drive and my antivirus cannot detect it. how do i remove it without formatting the drive

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Boot with an alternate OS

by robo_dev In reply to how can i remove a virus ...

Such as UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) or any Linux distro. Use this to copy drive contents somewhere else, verify that you have a good backup, then reformat the drive.

Beware if your AV cannot detect the virus you've got, it may infect the computer you have it plugged into.

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by jerang@ In reply to Boot with an alternate OS

@abayomiabram, did this work for you?

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