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Can a disk get a virus

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    Can a disk get a virus

    For instance if I went to Best Buy and bought a computer game and installed and played it on a computer with TONS of viruses, THEN I got a brand new computer and downloaded and installed that SAME game on my new computer- could I get the same viruses on the new one?

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    No, DVD's and CD's you buy (with content on them, eg. games or music) are read-only, it is only possible to read information from them. You can buy special CD's and DVD's that are re-writable, but you would have to write the content to the DVD again and the virus, and then you would have to launch the virus from the cd.

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    If the CD or DVD has been finallized, and it would have to be for your computer to read a commercial you have bought, it wont get a virus on it later.

    However, there has been instances in the past where commercial games have been shipped with viruses on the cd because the game company's network was compromised, disgruntled employee, etc.

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    good because my friend gave me a game I wanna play on m y computer but his computer is infected ALOT. so its safe right?

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    As long as the disc is from the manufacture it is safe.

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    Hello Nate,

    Just be sure that you only use the ORIGINAL disk not any form of copy that your friend may have made for you - a copy could have become infected when it was written

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    yeah its the original from bestbuy, so thats good right?

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    Yes

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    Re: Can a disk get a virus

    your fine....

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