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Windows 7: Can i scan a virus infected computer with a clean one?

25 Jun 2011   #11


Unplug any other HD on a computer you're moving potential infection to.

It really isn't a good idea even then as the BIOS could become fatally infected. Best to confine it to problem PC and use bootable AV scan for disinfection and file rescue/quarantine: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

Bitdefender is good.

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