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    General Question about Viruses

    Okay,

    This should be easy enough to answer for someone who knows the answer.

    If you import a virus on one drive say 'C',

    does it automatically travel to your 2nd drive, 'D,' or do you have to do something to import it to D, say like copy and paste an infected file?
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    A virus is
    A malicious program which attempts to replicate itself and spread
    So no you don't 'have to' necessarily 'do anything', viruses are designed to infect 'everything' (well whatever it is actually designed to attack) ... Usually a virus can be triggered to fire by a sytem processes so once its 'in' its looking for ways to spread, it may also add registry entries to make it spread, it might originally be fired by some active x component on a web page so just visiting that might be enough, even though you didn't 'do anything', but often its in attachments - that's why you don't want to open ANY you aren't sure about ...

    They don't just appear - they are transmitted - no contact with infected sources means no viruses, but seemingly 'normal' things can be enough to infect your beast
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    So a virus can cross the IDE cables and motherboard channels all by itself, to infect the other drive....


    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangeman
    So a virus can cross the IDE cables and motherboard channels all by itself, to infect the other drive....


    Thanks,

    Orangeman
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    Okay,

    I'll stay away from them...as best I can...

    Thanks Silencio,

    Orangeman...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangeman
    Okay,

    I'll stay away from them...as best I can...

    Thanks Silencio,

    Orangeman...
    Hey favouritism !
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    Think of it like this, if viruses can cross the world in seconds, an ide cable isn't going to be much of a problem
    There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when you've got
    your hand or head stuck in something
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