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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by etch, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. etch

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    i've heard that there r some viruses that could affect ur hardware u know .. just wanted to know more about this type of viruses -just info no more- ..
    thx guys
     
  2. DavisMcCarn

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    In the early 1990's, there were some viruses that flashed your BIOS with garbage which resulted in a no POST (power on self test), dead system; but, I haven't read about any like that in a long time.
    Many others will corrupt pictures or files and might be misidentified as hardware even though they are not.
     
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