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I own a small computer repair shop and I do a lot of virus cleanups......so in my line of work viri are a good things!

But, I need to scan multiple hard drives using quickly.

I currently use a few of these and connect them to my workstation and then scan them with various software to clean the hard drives.

What I am noticing is that Antivirus2009 also know as FakeAV and the like install an exe file and it is randomly named. you can see the exe file running in task manager but so far i have found no way to detect it and delete it. I always have to manually delete the file once I know were it is stored.

I need a solution that lets me scan multiple hard drives from the same workstation quickly and clean them perfectly.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Couple of

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Malware bytes?

Plug the hard drives into a cradle that can expect 4 HDD's or so. Select them all. Walk away and bamn all dected and gone.

Well that's what I did anyway. That's probably the easiest soultion. But you could also get same SATA cables and power and run them outside the machine. It just depends on how you have your tech area setup.
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Malware bytes?

Plug the hard drives into a cradle that can expect 4 HDD's or so. Select them all. Walk away and bamn all dected and gone.

Well that's what I did anyway. That's probably the easiest soultion. But you could also get same SATA cables and power and run them outside the machine. It just depends on how you have your tech area setup.
This. Something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153112 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817392040 if you work with SATA drives or a NAS should do.
Just make sure that your workstation is backed up and offline. Wouldn't want to have it infected instead. MBAM doesn't recognize *all* malware, especially not exotic variants.
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I've cleaned quite a few laptops with those FakeAVs and Malwarebytes usually does the trick.

First thing I do is run CCleaner. Then I ran Malwarebytes in safe mod then normal mode and finally safe mode again. For some reason the first scan usually gets rid of all the malware and some trojans leaving the main one. Then the next 1-2 scans do the trick. I end up doing a scan with the Anti Virus just to make sure.

Edit: I forgot to mention that just like the rest have recommended, get some docking stations they are better than what you linked and easier to work with. Preferly USB 3.0 if you got a motherboard with those USB.
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If malware bytes isn't getting it. Remove it manually. They are 90% of the time stored in the same location just with a different string of letters attached.

I also like to do a run with combofix. Though... It can cause issues sometimes with how aggressive it is. And you can only do it on the target machine.
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Originally Posted by Sodalink View Post
I've cleaned quite a few laptops with those FakeAVs and Malwarebytes usually does the trick.

First thing I do is run CCleaner. Then I ran Malwarebytes in safe mod then normal mode and finally safe mode again. For some reason the first scan usually gets rid of all the malware and some trojans leaving the main one. Then the next 1-2 scans do the trick. I end up doing a scan with the Anti Virus just to make sure.

Edit: I forgot to mention that just like the rest have recommended, get some docking stations they are better than what you linked and easier to work with. Preferly USB 3.0 if you got a motherboard with those USB.
And if your motherboard doesn't support USB3, get the Add-on card, the extra bandwidth will certainly make things quicker improving your productivity.
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I was looking hard at those HDD dock stations and my tech bench has a good hardware with pci-e usb 3.0 card.

We are talking a rough investment of about $40 for the dock so grabbing 2 should make it worth it, thats 4 hard drives at a time and i only charge $25 to clean it up. So it will pay for itself quickly.

Just FYI too I found some really great POS software called openbravo it's fantastic stuff and free - http://sourceforge.net/projects/open...enbravo%20POS/
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