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Saving to CD

by pop_moo / January 2, 2012 9:40 PM PST

I have a problem with a virus on my desktop computer and although I have removed it a number of times using RKILL and then malware bytes and super anti spyware I am still having problems. I have decided to use my backup using Acronis which I did two years ago.
My question is can I remove some of the documents, pictures etc., onto a CD and will they be clean if I do that????

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Re: documents
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 2, 2012 10:12 PM PST
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Yes, you can burn anything you like to a CD. And you can copy it from the CD to the hard disk later. You could use a USB-stick, an external hard disk or webstorage (Dropbox, Skydrive) just as well.

But if it contains a virus before you burn it, it will still contain that virus after you copied it back. So you scan it carefully.

Kees

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by Willy / January 3, 2012 12:27 AM PST
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Do your AV scan again and once cleaned, then burn whatever you want to discs. It will be hoped that anything virus related isn't present. However, once you plan to use the discs again, those can be scanned alone, just direct your protection s/w to do so and most do, but you need to manually instruct it.

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