OK, very recently my PC seems to have developed a spyware/malware/virus problem. Its an older PC which I got free second hand, so I’m not that mad about it (more annoyed), and I had been considering a new PC soon anyway. Only thing I really use it for is internet, and to manage my iPod. At this point I think I’ll either use the recovery CD (if I can find it), and see if that works, or just suck it up and buy a cheap new PC.
Only thing I have on the current PC which I want to keep is my iTunes library. Even though its also on my iPod, I understand you can’t transfer directly from the iPod to a new PC, is that correct? Assuming that’s the case, I plan on picking up a external hard drive to back everything up and transfer it to the next PC. Do I run the risk of transferring the same garbage over to the new PC? Is there anything I need to do to prevent that?