Getting Sasser off of a secondary drive

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    Getting Sasser off of a secondary drive

    A friend of mine had is PC infected with Sasser, and it's gotten to the point where it shutsdown immediatly on start up. Right now, I have it hooked up to a clean PC as a secondary drive. I tried to use the tool that microsoft issued out to get rid of it, but it doesn't check the infected drive (didn't think it would, but I figured it was worth a shot).

    I'm thinking the only way to clear it would be to backup all the important files (he has a lot), and then format the drive. If at all possible, I'd like to avoid that. A few of you were able to help me out when I had my own PC infected, so I'm hopeing somebody can help me out with an alternative here.

    Thanks in advance

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    symantec.com should have a removal tool, that should allow you to remove it, if not, download avg antivirus. MS patches should not be relied on to remove virii.
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    Yea AVG is the way to go. Its small and free, and will allow you to choose the drive to scan

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