Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

  1.    07 Jun 2011 #1
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    Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

    Hi, ive been wondering for a while, say if a laptop had a virus on it, and it was connected to the internet using my wirerless router, can that virus spread to the main computer? Or the other way around if the main computer had a virus, when the laptop connects to it, can a virus spread over to it using the wireless internet?
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  2.    07 Jun 2011 #2
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    Re: Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

    There is a difference between a lot of malware and you should take note

    A virus itself cannot but a Worm can

    Worms can run outside of your bandwidth and slowly destroy your Router it can also move onto other computers

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  3.    07 Jun 2011 #3
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    Re: Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

    If you are concerned make a full anti virus scan. Then download and run a full scan with malwarebytes. Update both first. In the future run a scan with both once a week.
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  4.    21 Jun 2011 #4
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    Re: Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

    Yes it can, but not very likely. Most viruses only infect the computer that got it, but if its a really advanced virus, it can spread over your home network and infect other computers connected to that network.

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    Last edited by sidneyalford; 02 Jul 2011 at 21:37.
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Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

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