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can a virus infect a dvd rom if you don't write new files on it?


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#1 computerererer

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

I had my files backed up on a dvd rom. I had it in the cd-tray of the infected computer but didn't put anything new on it once the infection happened. Could the virus have written itself to the dvd automatically the same way viruses write themselves to usb drives and ipods? Can I safely use this DVD on my new computer?


I also had the kaspersky boot scan on a dvd rom and used it on the infected computer to no avail. Can a writable dvd rom that has stuff on it safely be put into an infected computer and looked at and it's files used without being infected as long as you don't write new files on it? Or do I have to make a new bootable cd in case I need one again?

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:18 AM

Both pc's running Windows 7 if that helps.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:06 AM

Any further information required before my question can be answered?



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:14 AM

Any advice?



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:35 AM

Will someone answer my question?



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

Anyone?



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

Why am I the only one not having my topic answered? I just want to know if I can safely use my back up dvd.


Edited by computerererer, 25 December 2013 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

Hello -

 

Please post this topic under General Security forum section.

 

This forum section is for computers that may be infected, or have minor infections.

 

I had asked for this topic to be moved, but it seems that our Volunteer Moderators were busy at the time.

 

There is no point in asking you to run scans, when the question is in the wrong area.

 

Sorry that you did not get any earlier reply.

 

Thank You -

 

EDIT - I do not know the history of your back-up DVD, or why you wish to use it -


Edited by noknojon, 25 December 2013 - 11:38 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:32 PM

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