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Networked Computers and Viruses/Malware


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#1 gumby74

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:24 PM

Hello,

I have a quick question. If you have networked computers, how likely is it for virus/malware to affect any one of your connected computers? What's the likely hood of it happening? This is assuming that you have shared folders on each, but are read only.

The reason why I ask is because I intend for one of my computers to be a "download" computer - where I can just download mp3s and stuff, store it, then transfer mp3s over to my "good/clean" computer.

Would this setup work in preventing viruses on my good/clean computer?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 William Wilson

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:20 AM

Well, computers in a network will increase the possibility of being infected for the virus may quickly and easily infect the shared information. And since you are infected through the internet while your intranet is also infected cause you share the same access to the internet.
So the best way is to install a firewall and antivirus software in your computers within one network.
May this help you.
good luck

Edited by William Wilson, 23 June 2010 - 02:21 AM.


#3 gumby74

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:21 AM

Well, computers in a network will increase the possibility of being infected for the virus may quickly and easily infect the shared information. And since you are infected through the internet while your intranet is also infected cause you share the same access to the internet.
So the best way is to install a firewall and antivirus software in your computers within one network.
May this help you.
good luck


Would a virus be able to infect the shared information even if it is a read only folder?

But i guess technically as soon as I transfer files from the bad computer to the "good" computer, i could potentially be moving the virus over. However, i'll mostly be moving over mp3 (via torrent) and image (JPG, ISO) files only. Those 2 formats don't house viruses do they?

Yeah, firewall and antivirus on each computer will definitely be done :thumbsup:.

Thanks in advance ...

Edited by gumby74, 23 June 2010 - 08:22 AM.





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