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Thread: Can Viruses Jump Partions On My Hd?

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    If I keep my download folder in a different partition will this keep viruses out of my windows installation?

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    No. That won't help.

    Just install a good virus-scanner.

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    I'll tell you if you explain to me exactly what this has to do with hardware

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    well its got something to do with harddrive partitioning.but the truth is im too sleepy to be safely computing and as a result I dont know what im doing.
    sorry

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    its related 2 computer so it shud have aomething 2 do wit hardware

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    maybe if the other partition is a completely foreign operating/file system which your main system doesn&#39;t recognize, you&#39;d have less of a risk. i.e. a linux partition might be less vulnerable to a virus that&#39;s infecting your Windows partition. or a linux virus might have difficulty accessing a Windows NTFS partition because linux doesn&#39;t support NTFS access (usually not officially, anyway). but that&#39;s still a pretty big "maybe."

    in plain terms, if your operating system can access a partition, an active virus probably can too. and any partition that your system can access is a place where a virus can begin infecting it.

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    what if the person is running 2 hard drives, one as a slave, and a master. Could the virus get to your other drive then? I&#39;ve heard that only a well put out virus could do that.
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    A virus can easily infect the partition on which Windows runs. No matter if you run the virus from a different partition or disk.

    If you can run the virus, then it can infect your computer.

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    wot if the drive isnt accesable by the user (no permission)???

    guess it wot jump over then, but not sure.........
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  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    I am sorry, dude, but here are some Windows basics okay:

    If you get a virus, you must quickly reformat. What you should do (while you still can) is transfer your important files onto CD&#39;s. Just make sure that you are only transferring NON executables...

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