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- OP wants to back up his Blu-ray/4K collection to a HDD.
- OP suspects that a very popular program that makes MKVs is actually a trojan horse that infects host computer's USB drives, which can later be used for anything else.
- OP is considering purchasing a cheap, used laptop to run this program on and rip his collection, prior to transferring files to mass network storage.
- How would OP ensure that the shady software doesn't infect his other computers/home network, in the case that this program infects the host's USB drives?
Or should one give up altogether in this instance and resort to something else?
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Windows has Windows Sandbox, which can quickly spin up a contained environment that you can install the software on and rip the discs.
This is pre-packaged as part of Windows 10 Professional, and can be installed on Windows 10 Home which I have successfully done.
Or look for a non-spyware open-sourced alternative.
answered Feb 16 at 5:45
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