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danger from rootkit.win32.pmax.gen to other PC drives

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When my XP Service Pack 3 computer was infected by rootkit.win32.pmax.gen, I disconnected my second, slave hard drive and started a removal process. Having shot myself in the foot somewhere along the line, I ended up having to do a whole new OS and program reinstallation to Drive C:. I have backed up data on the now-disconnect D: drive, like old emails that I would like to retrieve. I've been scared by reading about how some viruses infect secondary drives.

Can I safely reconnect my D: drive?

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Since I cannot see what specific infection you had, it's tough to say. You should be okay to transfer old e-mails, but not applications like .exe or .scr files, nor .zip files.

The infection was rootkit.win32.pmax.gen. Does your belief that I should be OK if I stay away from the files you specified still hold?


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