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I've spent a lot of time removing malware from friend's systems, and as most of you know, it's often a time consuming process.

Fixing systems that have no NIC makes the loading of antivirus and anti-spyware programs and definition files a chore - download programs/defs on another (host) system, burn CD, and load CD into target system. This, coupled with cycles of booting in safe mode, and booting in normal mode takes a lot of time.

It occurred to me that removing the system hard drive from the target system (system under test) and installing it as a secondary drive on a host system would be much faster. I must admit ignorance however, as to whether or not this would actually work, since I don't know if programs like AVG or AdAware for example, while capable of scanning any drive or folder, would be able to find infestations in the systems areas of the target hard drive.

Has anyone on this forum ever tried doing this?
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