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Windows 7: Will a virus spread to other partition?


17 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Will a virus spread to other partition?

I recently had a virus on my C: partition.
Pretty sure it was a keylogger.. I reinstalled windows but did it spread to other partitions?
Or is it unlikely?


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17 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It could have. If it's a keylogger, it's unlikely. Scan your other drives, does anything show up?
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17 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Nope
Used malware bytes full scan
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17 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I would still like to know tho. As it could be FUD
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18 May 2012   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Its very hard to give you a definitive answer : we have no detail of the malware (only your suspicion that is was a keylogger). If your scans are coming up clean, perhaps its gone. Its your decision, we can't tell you for sure.

Regards,
Golden
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18 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

A virus may infect files on other Partitions or Hard Disks but on the other hand it may not. All depends on the links between the infected partition and the outside partitions and disks and if these links are or remain in use.
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