My son has a bad virus on his laptop (the last time he'll let his mates use it I suspect). Countless pop ups and now the dreaded one that has taken over the machine. Can't even alter firewall settings etc. I think this means a trip to our local computer shop. However, he has a lot of important pictures and video (some of our much loved recently departed Collie) and course work etc on the machine. If I (am able to) copy his contents on to my external hard drive (in case he has to have a full wipe clean of his system) will I pass on the infection? TIA. Paul.