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    Aug 25, 2010, 01:05 PM
    Can a lap top give a desk top a virus through a wireless connection?
    Can a lap top give a desk top a virus through a wireless connection?
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    Aug 25, 2010, 01:10 PM
    Yes.
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    Aug 25, 2010, 01:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyben View Post
    Yes.
    I know it can if you send a file or something to it from the laptop but I meant if they just share a wireless connection through a modem and never send files and such to one another.
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    Aug 25, 2010, 01:45 PM
    There are a huge number of self propagating viruses that have a network scanning component that searches for other machines to infect.
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    Aug 25, 2010, 02:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyben View Post
    There are a huge number of self propagating viruses that have a network scanning component that searches for other machines to infect.
    Oh OK I was just asking because I had asked Geek Squad that and they said highly unlikely to that happening. But thanks for the help.:D
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    Aug 25, 2010, 02:05 PM
    Shame they don't really have any clue about what happens in the real life.
    So far I have dealt with a number of viruses on a GLOBAL scale that use that method for propagation.
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    Aug 25, 2010, 03:14 PM

    Oh wow but why attack my computer I don't have a big information on my stuff and bad credit lmao!! I am just a regular person with internet connection lol... smh what is the world coming to??

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