Re: Virus infection
"A." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> But the CD's in questions are 7-10 years old.
> Would such old CD's still pose a problem for Vista? I mean, the Vista
> wasn't even known back then.
> But even though my AV didn't detect anything, should I reinstall my
> machine (The AV hasn't found anything when I ran a full scan afterwards)
The issue is risk level. It's never zero, but in the case you just cited
it's pretty low...close to zero I'd think. There are no age limits for
programs to run. They may have been designed to run on an older machine and
still run fine on a new modern machines and OS's. They may or may not be
> "Bob F." <bob@furtawNOSPAN.com> wrote in message
>> "A." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> If I where to put a CD with a virus on it in my computer, could my
>>> computer be infected if I only explore the top level of the files, and
>>> don't execute any exe files? I also have Kaspersky AV installed as well.
>>> If I'm not mistanken I have to actuelly run an exe file to execute a
>>> virus, or am I wrong?
>> Yes and no. If a CD has a virus on it, the transfer and execution
>> mechanism may be unknown to you. The virus file may look benign but it
>> can be transferred to one of your main drives, morph into a .exe and run.
>> There may be a co-conspirator program in your computer that could make
>> this happen. Best NOT to invite any virus into your computer whether you
>> think it can run or not. These guys are getting more and more clever.
>> Bob F.