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Hacktool.Rootkit - Transfering files from infected computer to new computer
Just bought a new computer (running Windows Vista home premium).
My old computer (running Windows XP professional) is infected with Hacktool.Rootkit. I've tried the Norton fix but to no avail. Rather than dance around it or do "brain surgery" on the computer, I plan to wipe the old computer clean by reformatting the hard drive, and reinstalling operating system and necessary software - I figure I'll have a local computer repair shop do that for me so it gets done right.
However, before that, I'd like to transfer some files (pictures, iTunes music library, various documents - MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe PDF, etc.) from the old computer to the new one using my external hard drive. Of course, I want to be sure that I don't end up infecting my new computer by doing this.
Any advice on what files to avoid transferring just to be safe? Any advice on how to handle peripherals that may or may not be compromised?
I scanned my external hard drive (WD Sync) and Norton didn't find any infected files on it. My other peripherals include an iPod and 3 flash drives.