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littlecheda

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I've decided to install a new hard drive, I need the network adapter and downloaded the adapters to a floppy disk, using the virus infected computer to download. Is it possible for the downloads to be infected with the virus/trojan. I don't want to install the adpaters on my new hard drive, if there is a chance of them being infected.
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What is the make and model of your system or is it a custom build?
If custom then what motherboard do you have?
If you download to the infected system and it has not been cleaned then yes there is a possibility you could infect any files that are downloaded.
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I've decided to hold off on the new hd install, I found the problem with my old hard drive. The problem was with my anti-virus program, there was an updated version available, I downloaded it, and in the process it removed the old program. My computer now has 58.2 gb available out of 74.4 gb. It is up and running smoothly. :)
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Yes I just read that in your original topic. I am very happy you were able to find the Av was the problem. :) :) :) Great detective work on your side.
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Evidently the AV update got rid of all the "common files" that were taking up all the space. It was great that you figured that out.

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