(Solved) - scan USB thumb(14 posts)
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by replace do you mean i have to trash other virus/malware software on my computer? i didn't replace it but i put Mirosoft Essential on my desktop and then did a right click but it did not identify any drive to be scanned??? it gave me these choices: open, open file location, run as administrator, send to, create, short cut. Also i don't know the drive because i am afraid to put the thumb drive back in the computer (that would identify which drive its in) because that is how i re-infected my computer...
If simply putting a drive in your computer infects the computer then there is nothing you can do but destroy the drive or format it on a computer which you do not care if it gets infected. Another solution would be to image your computer. Plug in and fix the drive then restore the image.
thanks all of you, i will see if i can do the right click but i don't think it will show MC essentials because its not dedicated to MC essential...
Can i use a mac to destroy PC viruses/malware on the infected thumb drive? xhi how do you image??? but thanks to all for your comments and assistance ttt
owen, i did what you told me and the box did pop up however when i hit scan it started to scan the PC not the USB thumb drive, so i selected CUSTOM and it then showed me the different drives, so i selected the affected port/thumb drive, however after doing that the OK box was DULL (light colored) and couldn't be checked, only the CANCEL box was drak and could be checked. So i couldn't tell MS essential which drive to scan???
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