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Old 08-08-2008, 03:14 AM   #1
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just a little curious... when someone get infected with a virus that like attacks the system (destroying files, etc), it only attacks the HDD right?
I always thought that a simple system restore will make any virus disappear.
just wanted to make sure.
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I've never heard of any virus damaging hardware, I could be wrong though.

Not sure on the system restore, don't know much about this area.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Some of the very first viruses could take out BIOS chips. This has fallen out of practice though as a computer that cannot turn on, can't spread the virus.
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Default Re: Quick Virus question...

viruses only will affect the HDD. like mentioned above, i haven't heard of any virus attacking any other piece of hardware. And if you get infected with such a virus, you're better off reformatting the HDD instead of playing around trying to clean it.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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surprisingly, i dont think i ever got an Virus on any of my computers.
I dont even have any antivirus or anything on, not even firewall, and my computer is like on 24/7.
Pretty hard to get a virus if you know whats suspicious i guess.
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well Teny, then you must be a lucky guy LOL.

I have my Nod32 running and Comodo firewall too...but i too have never ever had a virus hit one of my computers.
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surprisingly, i dont think i ever got an Virus on any of my computers.
I dont even have any antivirus or anything on, not even firewall, and my computer is like on 24/7.
Pretty hard to get a virus if you know whats suspicious i guess.
I would've thought the same thing until Avast told me I had a trojan on my computer, I didn't notice any slowdown either.
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