Backing up files on a badly malware infested computer.

Koh Choon Lin kcl at
Tue Jan 24 14:02:38 UTC 2012


> On badly infested computers I usually just back up the data files and 
> reinstall the OS.  Since she misplaced the original Windows disks we 
> agreed to give Linux a try.  So far, no problems?  WRONG!  I can't back 
> up the data files no matter how hard I try.  I think I'm battling a 
> rootkit of some sort (maybe more than one.)  The data files do not seem 
>   to have been corrupted.
After you copy out all the data, run further scans on them to ensure you did not have any malware among them!

Koh Choon Lin

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