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Burning a data disc


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#1 VaynardX

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:36 PM

Hey guys! Just want to ask something. Lets say my pc is infected with malware and I try to burn a data disc because I want to make back up copies of my videos and pics, will the malware be able to go inside the files that I want to burn in the CD?

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:39 PM

I have done this a few times and I backup files that I have created, not .exe files or programs.. Just pictures and word docs etc... Then when I have reformatted my computer and i have my antivirus program installed, I scan the disc before using it... I have never passed on a virus this way..
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#3 VaynardX

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:53 PM

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So you mean, if I burn just videos and pics without exe programs, the disc will be virus free?

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:46 AM

If you have any question as to whether the files are infected scan them before you copy them.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:27 AM

When I scanned them, they are 100% clean because they are not executable files. My only worry is that WHAT IF the malware will attach itself to the files or folders when I burn it(just like the flash disks/drives, even if you havent transferred any files to it, some malware will already cling to it).




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