After massive viruses throughout the past month I am trying to get back to normal and have very old files on CDs, fairly recent files on a thumb drive, and month old files on an external hard drive.
I assume I have viruses on all of them, although I am only guessing, I am afraid to connect to them.
But I badly need the data, so am desperate for good advice.
One person told me I can get a virus just from connecting to one of these externals-- the external hard drive, for example.
One person told me
make its way to
a thumb drive, but I find that hard to believe.
If it is okay to connect to my external hard drive, I have about sixty gigs of data on it and would like to immediately just delete fifty gigs of it.
This would be left mouse click on the major folder ( C:\\ ), then left click on a subfolder and then to right click and select "delete" on several subfolders.
Is this safe?
If I cannot avoid getting viruses, I next plan to look into Macs.
I am told that you can put Microsoft viruses into a Max and they will not work.
I would appreciate any advice on this, since I know little about these things.
I badly need the data.