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infected cd's?


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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:13 PM

my burns me cd's and then lets me hav them. his computer is always getting infected and i always play his cd on my pc. is there any way that a virus could get on the cd and when i put it into my pc, my pc will get infected?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:16 AM

Yes thats very much possible.

A few years ago a friend of mine burned mp3 files on a CD. He just dragged the folder into Nero CD writer software. When I accessed that CD in my PC, my anti-virus warned me of viruses on it. and did not let me use it.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:24 AM

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB (pen, thumb, jump) and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:Many security experts recommend you disable Autorun asap as a method of prevention. Microsoft recommends doing the same.

...Disabling Autorun functionality can help protect customers from attack vectors that involve the execution of arbitrary code by Autorun when inserting a CD-ROM device, USB device, network shares, or other media containing a file system with an Autorun.inf file...

Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun
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