Can you Get Virus from Flash Drive?
I just had a thought after getting infected with viruses in my old computers. So...I saved a bunch of files (stuff like MS Word docs...Excel spreadsheets, etc.) onto a flash drive from my old virus infected computer.
If I've got a new computer and I upload those same files onto it from my flash drive, then could I be uploading the same viruses on my old computer onto the new one? In other words, could my flash drive carry viruses?
And related to this, IF my flash drive did have virsuses and I deleted all the files on them, could I still use that flash drive? In other words, even with deleted files, could there be some "hidden" virus thing lurking on that drive that I can't see and continues on even after the files are deleted on it and that could crop up and infect me newer computer if I were to ever upload from that drive?
I'm super paranoid about viruses after my bad exp. with them recently. Appreciate you guys help a bunch! Thanks!!!