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can viruses infect other Hard Drives other than the one its on?

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  1. DaddyDoubleA

    DaddyDoubleA New Member

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    I have (2) WD caviar black 650 GB hard drives run in a R.A.I.D. and I also have a western digital caviar blue p.o.s. 150 GB or something. If I used the WD blue with a seperate operating system to download songs/videos, is it possible for any viruses it gets to move to the R.A.I.D.. The alternative is building another computer strictly for downloads. plz help.:respect::confused:
     
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    Yes. Some viruses even send themselves to all writable network drives.
     
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    thank you. I wasn't sure but i appreciate your timely response. I literally had the post up for 6 seconds.
     
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    The key is execution. A virus is useless unless it gets ran. Unless the virus was specifically engineered to attack a dual boot OS or the hard drive itself, the damage would be minimal (they typically only attack the active operating system).
     
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    well both operating systems would be ran within a few hours of eachother. Would that make a difference?
     
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    yes, if u accidentally click a virus files it can spread over all hhd's. for e.g. ur pen drive contains a virus worm etc and u double click to open files and pen drive has a auto-run exe virus then it will spread through out the hdd
     
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    u r just thinking and it happens to my system i have 2 hard drives internal and one usb external.
    A virus blocks one partition of usb hdd and now its not accesible i try many thing like deleting autorun.inf, disk heal,Smart Virus Remover etc but nothing works.
     
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    I say try what DRDNA said.....:banghead:
     

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