How would you fix a badly infected PC?

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by walterbyrd, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. walterbyrd

    walterbyrd Guest

    Please note: I am not asking about prevention.

    Let's suppose somebody gives you a PC that is loaded with malware, and
    it's your job to fix it.

    What is the fastest, easiest, way to go about it?

    Is there any way to clean the machine without loading any new software
    on it?

    Would it be best way to clean the machine without booting the machine
    from the infected drive? For example should the hdd be removed, and
    connected to another PC as a second drive? Or, should you boot from a
    CD, then have a networked computer actually clean the drive? And what
    software woud you use to clean the infected drive? Can the process be
    automated?

    Thanks, in advance.
     
    walterbyrd, Oct 26, 2006
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  2. From: "walterbyrd" <>

    | Please note: I am not asking about prevention.
    |
    | Let's suppose somebody gives you a PC that is loaded with malware, and
    | it's your job to fix it.
    |
    | What is the fastest, easiest, way to go about it?
    |
    | Is there any way to clean the machine without loading any new software
    | on it?
    |
    | Would it be best way to clean the machine without booting the machine
    | from the infected drive? For example should the hdd be removed, and
    | connected to another PC as a second drive? Or, should you boot from a
    | CD, then have a networked computer actually clean the drive? And what
    | software woud you use to clean the infected drive? Can the process be
    | automated?
    |
    | Thanks, in advance.

    Answered already !

    Please don't Multi-Post.
    Please learn to Cross-Post to pertinent, On Topics, News Groups instead.
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 26, 2006
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  3. walterbyrd

    ed Guest

    the only thing i can think of is to run trendmicro.com. online virus
    scan but i question it's effectiveness on a badly compromised system.
     
    ed, Oct 27, 2006
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