i am currently trying to help a friend who has collected a number of Trojans/viruses on his HDD. unfortunately the time before the pc shuts down is roughly between 2 and 4 minutes, not leaving me much time to run/load a removal program. Not wanting to format the drive, i really can't see any other option. is there a format utility i can use from a floppy from the start up, which will format the C drive for me. As you can see, that time is the factor here!!.
viruses/trojans included are vmlib/msmsgs/intel32 generic guv/gov/bxy/ istbar.em and dialer.aoz.... the Anti-virus shuts off before any other are named!!! plus perhaps 150 mal ware...yea i know!!!...what have i let myself in for..
Hi garby. With the drive connected as slave, no programs will run from it, so there is a minimal risk of infecting the master drive, and this risk is almost negligible if the host drive has up-to-date antivirus and you only use the setup to format the drive and not to use the data on it in any other way. I recently reformatted my hard drive in this way when a faulty RAM stick irretrievably corrupted Windows.