Virus Checking

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Date: Wed Dec 30 12:51:49 1998

In a message dated 30/12/98 00:30:15 GMT Standard Time, writes:

> But I don't see how a CD-ROM could be infected.

In the case of file viruses it only needs the CD to contain an affected file.
In the case of bootable CDs all it needs is for them to be mastered on an
infected PC. In theory they can act just as well as vectors viruses but, of
course, it is less likely that you will get a boot sector infection from one
as I would hazard a guess that most people do not have their PC set to boot
from CD first whereas a lot of PCs are left with the floppy as the default
boot device.

Received on Wed Dec 30 1998 - 12:51:49 GMT

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