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My external drive has a virus. what anti virus can i use for this?

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There is a free version of Avast which is a good Anti virus software and if you have Window XP or Windows 7 you can download the Windows Essential found at the Microsoft site which is just as good and did I mention free!
Here is the download site.
be sure you have a valid copy of Windows or you will not be able to download it.

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You can use whatever antivirus you prefer I give you a link so you can check the reviews. you can download the best option (there is free versions) install it, after you do go ahead and connect your hard drive when you can see it in my computer go ahead and right click on it then click on scan with.....your new antivirus and select full scan it depends on the size of your HD is the time it would to finish.
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