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Can a Virus Spread Over Wireless LAN?

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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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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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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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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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