What happen when virus strike dual hdd computer ?

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  1. fantomasz

    fantomasz Notebook Deity

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    Virus will kill both hard drives or only system drive ?
     
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    Depends on how the virus is coded and what it is supposed to do.

    A Dual HDD laptop is like a partioned HDD to the OS.
    If the virus is coded to work on several partitions it will affect a second HDD.
    If its not it won't.

    However, most viruses won't just "kill your computer" - there is no gain in that, they'd rather create a botnet, spy on your bank card info etc.
     
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    and it won't "kill your harddrives" anyways. it might go onto each drive and try to delete the files. or try to format them all (but as that won't work for C:\ anyways, it most likely doesn't).

    but yeah, viruses want to spread. they don't want to kill their host, they want to make it spread the virus to other hosts. and then, maybe, kill.
     
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    Not necessary true. There could be a virus that kills hardware out there. Dont assume anything.
     
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    yeah. never seen one before. it would be all in the news, not?

    killing hw is nearly impossible, as hw has to be designed to survive any valid use of it. killing a harddrive, f.e., is about impossible. you can write data towards it how often you want. you may kill any data on is, rendering the os unusable, making you lose data. but i've yet to see a way to physically kill a hdd.

    maybe by programming a firmware update? yeah, but then you'd have to write that for any disk existing.. but that would be a possible way.. you're right.
     
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    Also overclocking software can alter voltages to hardware. Why cant a virus do the same?
     
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    UAC :)

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  8. UniqueQ

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    Can UAC be bypassed?
     
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    Not easily.

    But there must be a way... you can control it via the keyboard for example...

    So if you can mimic keyboard input... or mouse input...
     
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    Safer not to assume anything with virus or hacking.
     
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