Can malware do this?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Tod, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. Tod

    Tod Registered Member

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    1. Can malware survive if I fast format a hard drive?
    2. Can malware on a non-system hard drive automatically infect a system? Say I restore a clean image of the operating system to my primary drive. Can I then be infected from the secondary drive even if I do not open any program or files?

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  2. f3x

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    there is theoricaly possible BIOS or videocard vector of infection while it's hihgly unpratical and not yet seen / documented
     
  3. Notok

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    Your biggest danger here would be including malware in your backups, or continuing to visit a webpage that will reinfect you each time you go there.
     
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    well, yes Tod. Are you using an antivirus? Did you get infected?
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    If the second drive is infected then there is always the possibility that it can infect the clean drive if they are both connected and active on the same comp.
     
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