Thanks to my little brother, we got a nice selection of trojans on our home PC, one of which is W32/Murofet.A, a file infector that has spread across a good number of
Since it isn't the only trojan, we decided to just entirely nuke the harddrive and reformat it. Sadly, there's still a lot of data that we want to save, like pictures, videos, personal documents, etc.
Now, I got a 2TB external harddrive, but I want to be sure not to carry over any of the malware that's on the home PC, because I also got personal stuff on the external (over 500gig, so I can't copy it elsewhere for some time.).
How would I best do this? I thought of a Linux live CD / USB stick to boot from, but how can I make sure not to copy any infected data / cleanse such data before copying it?
If any additional information is needed, I'll be glad to provide it. Thanks in advance.