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Can a USB drive have a mbr virus

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#1 3dholly-windows


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

I'm afraid that even when I delete all files from a partition or even reformat it; a weird virus may still lay inside it's brain, so even if a usb drive appears to be empty, it can infect a computer when I connect it.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:03 PM

To answer your question it depends on the piece of the malware and the rootkit that is involved. A USB drive or any other external drive can have a MBR Infection it just depends on the malware involved.

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