how to transfer documents safely

  pollpott 09:41 10 Sep 2008
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I am going to replace an old desktop and need to be able to transfer several word documents to the new machine. The old machine has spybot and avast installed which I run fairly regularly so is it safe to simply transfer the documents or do I risk infecting the new one? If so is there a way to 'sterilise' the documents in advance?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:49 10 Sep 2008

The old machine has spybot and avast installed which I run fairly regularly so is it safe to simply transfer the documents or do I risk infecting the new one? If so is there a way to 'sterilise' the documents in advance?


With Avast they should be safe anyway as long as avast is kept updated

If unsure just copy to the pen drive and then select all files (ctrl+A) and right click - select scan with Avast

  pollpott 11:57 10 Sep 2008

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ that sounds straight forward enough.

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