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Windows 7: Worried about sticking a possibly effected SDHC card into computer

24 Oct 2014   #1
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Worried about sticking a possibly effected SDHC card into computer

How do i check that a card is safe and does not have anything bad on it , my mother gave me this card from another computer that was infected terribly and it has all her pictures on it .

Is it safe to stick in my laptops slot ?

Thank you


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24 Oct 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Snan it with e.g. Malwarebytes before you open any files on it. https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
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24 Oct 2014   #3
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks WHS , i have Malwarebytes installed but when i have inserted a card in the past there is no prompt to scan it .

Do i right click and go from there.

Thanks
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24 Oct 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, go with the prompt. When the prompt comes up, you actually left click on it - I think.
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24 Oct 2014   #5
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks , i got it to work fine .

Appreciate it as always.
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24 Oct 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good. I am glad it worked.
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27 Oct 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would go to computer, right click the drive and scan with your antivirus as well. In malwarebytes, click the top scan button then choose custom scan. Select the drive with a check-mark and click scan.
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28 Oct 2014   #8
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi jonnyhillow,

McShield 2 is an essential addition to anyone who uses USB Flash drives, external HDD's and SD cards.

Download McShield2 to your desktop and install with default settings.
In the control center, select scanner and check unhide items on flash drives
Anytime you plug in a USB drive, McShield will scan the device.

Introduce this program to your mother as well.
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28 Oct 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
Hi jonnyhillow,

McShield 2 is an essential addition to anyone who uses USB Flash drives, external HDD's and SD cards.

Download McShield2 to your desktop and install with default settings.
In the control center, select scanner and check unhide items on flash drives
Anytime you plug in a USB drive, McShield will scan the device.

Introduce this program to your mother as well.
Never heard about that one donnab. Thanks I will look into it. Unfortunately nothing can take care of that firmware security issue. If only that could be fixed...
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