Run antivirus and check only my PC disks[C:/ , D:/] or all disks incl


  1. Posts : 6
    windows 10
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    Run antivirus and check only my PC disks[C:/ , D:/] or all disks incl


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    Currently I said him run chkdsk /f /r J:

    here:
    WHEN run anti-virus the J: disk --- that has corrupted files - should be connected???

    Run antivirus and check only my PC disks[C:/ , D:/] or all disks including external ones like J:/ ???
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  2. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Depends how suspicious of malware you are. I occasionally scan external drives too especially if they were connected to somebody else's computer.
    Any USB memory stick that was in a computer of my own I check first by using a Live Linux to boot from.
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  3. Posts : 12,475
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    agphotoworld said:
    Run antivirus and check only my PC disks[C:/ , D:/] or all disks including external ones like J:/ ???
    Please note, the backslash \ is used in the "path" with drives in or connected to the computer while the forward slash / is used in the Addresses/URLs on the Internet, makes a big difference.

    I have 2 USB HDDs connected to my main computer and 2 NAS storage drives connected to my Router and let Windows Defender do its default things. WD will check the NAS drives particularly when doing file management and has caught a few Trojans that came from backups of clients' computers. I do the backups by Mapping the Public Folder on those 2 drives and Copying to a Folder identified with each client as needed.
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  4. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    Who can run commands to fix findings in Farbar?

    If indicated then it could be run?
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  5. Posts : 14,897
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    If you suspect malware, I recommend going to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help Forum - BleepingComputer.com.

    There aren't many users here, that I'm aware of, that can safely use FRST or other tools for malware removal.
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  6. Posts : 1,652
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    zbook said:
    Who can run commands to fix findings in Farbar?

    If indicated then it could be run?
    Suggest you consult @Jacee - she was a Microsoft Security MVP for many years, and has cleaned many systems for people over at SevenForums for a long time.
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