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Is it possible for viruses to spread over a wireless connection?


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SardonicWhisper

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Hi, my parents and I all share the same wireless connections, but on different computers. I have a virus on mine... would the virus affect their computer too?
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it is possible for it to spread, that best coarse of action for you whoudl be to remove it. if you have any questions about removing that virus please go and post in the malware forum.
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This really is not a question that we can answer without solid information on what you have. Some viruses can spread through shared folders. If you dont have any shared folders on your network, then no, it likely cannot spread unless you send them an email.

What we would need to know:

What virus is it.
What kind of setup are you running
What OS's are installed on your network
Does each computer run a firewall
What antivirus is installed on each machine
What did you have for cereal this morning

Really it isnt worth the time for you to answer all these things to get a yes or no answer, your best bet is for you to post a HJT log in the Malware Removal forum for one of our staff to take a peek at. That way, you dont need to worry about spreading it, you can just get rid of it.

ScHwErV :tazz:
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