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heaton
17-09-2003, 03:59 PM
My grandson in the USA is sending me a CD Rom with a lot of pix of my great grandson. I know he was infected with the blaster worm and had to get it fixed by a serviceman. Is it possible to get and infection from a CD ROM and would a virus programme like AVG detect it if I scanned the CD ROM ?
Thanks in advance.............heaton

stu140103
17-09-2003, 04:13 PM
> My grandson in the USA is sending me a CD Rom with a
> lot of pix of my great grandson. I know he was
> infected with the blaster worm and had to get it
> fixed by a serviceman.

>Is it possible to get and infection from a CD ROM
Yes

>and would a virus programme
> like AVG detect it if I scanned the CD ROM ?

Yes

I hope this help & answer your question :)

stu140103
17-09-2003, 04:17 PM
> My grandson in the USA is sending me a CD Rom with a
> lot of pix of my great grandson. I know he was
> infected with the blaster worm and had to get it
> fixed by a serviceman.

>Is it possible to get and infection from a CD ROM
if you are talking about the blaster worm

Then maybe if you are running win XP or a one of the OS that are affected by the blaster worm.

>and would a virus programme
> like AVG detect it if I scanned the CD ROM ?

I would guess so

godfather
17-09-2003, 05:58 PM
Its *possible*

Its also highly unlikely though.

Not many nasties are able to infiltrate picture files, and your AV software, if kept up to date, will stop it.

Chilling_Silently
17-09-2003, 06:27 PM
I didnt think that the Blaster worm would infect those types of files.

AFAIK, It sticks to infecting .EXE, .PIF, and a few other iles, but not image files.

Other worms may do, but I dont believe the Blaster does.

And as Godfather said, if you keep AVG up to date then you'll be peachy :-)

Cheers


Chill.

Greg S
17-09-2003, 06:36 PM
Good question. And yep, you can should be quite safe by updating your AV programme, and disabling the auto-run aspect of the CD drive. Run a scan on the CD via Windows Explorer, and I'd say you'll be more than 99.9% safe. Safe enough percentage for me, anyway, who's almost paranoid about wrigglies and squirmies et al.

Greg S
17-09-2003, 07:04 PM
> I didnt think that the Blaster worm would infect
> those types of files.

I just thought I should mention, that viruses that cause the most damage, eg those that infect the MBR, are often (in the past anyway) ones that infiltrate the medium itself, not the files on the media. Remember the big issue when Whitcoulls Office Products imported that batch of floppies that were infected by the Asian company, that rendered businesses hard disks inoperable?