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Windows 7: Question about USB keyboards/mouses

05 Feb 2012   #1
Vonskies

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Question about USB keyboards/mouses

I was just wondering if you connect the USB keyboard/mouse (from the new computer) to the infected computer and plug it back in to the new one, does that new computer get infected also? I'm kinda scared. (Idk if this is the right place to talk about it).


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05 Feb 2012   #2
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

No, you will be fine as viruses can't jump through hardware such as monitors, keyboard or mice.
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06 Feb 2012   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hellow Vonskies Welcome to SF.

No you dont have to be worried about this at all. USB Keyboard/Mouse does not contain any kind of Memory like Hard Drive in them which can carry over any virus from a infected Operating System. They are simple Plug & Play things which you can use on any PC without a problem USB Camera's, Speakers, Game Controllers, USB Hubs etc. are all safe. Only USB Flash Drives and Hard Drives can contain Viruses and sometimes CD/DVD that has been burned on a infected system.
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06 Feb 2012   #4
Vonskies

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you and have a great day!
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06 Feb 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Correct. There's no memory or storage area for a virus to store itself or infect.
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