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Generally the safest way to recover data from a computer that is known to have a virus is to use a combination of a bootable CD-based Operating System and an additional storage location.
There are many LiveCD linux discs to choose from, but Ubuntu is very simple to use and their support forums are popular and active.
You can get some information and download the software here
You will need an additional storage location (another hard drive, an external drive, a memory stick, or blank CDs) to archive your data.
Running off the LiveCD will not expose you to the virus activity, and will allow you to locate and recover your files.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
I think you using a Windows operating system, so whatever you do, some of your files may be corrupted since now depending on the virus type (Some viruses for example effect only the executables so you can recover your documents, maybe). So I recommend you to use a Live CD with a linux distribution, which is an environment that a Windows virus cannot effect. So basicly, you should download a Live CD, boot your PC with that CD (without letting Windows to start) and save the data that you want to another storage area, then check them with an antivirus on other computer. Some Live CD links are below. Hope this helps.
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