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Viruses on driver disk

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by BTex, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. BTex

    BTex Thread Starter

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    Dont know if this is the best place But I was loading a Quanta notebook today and on there driver cd there were 42 different viruses on the cd we checked more than 1 So if you buy bare bone notebooks from Quanta you might want to be on the look out
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    What were the names of the viruses?????
     
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    Was windows installed with A/V running?

    A/V software can be very agressive and detect system file changes as viruses. They would show up as false positives. If there is A/V on the computer disable it first.

    As Candy said, definitely get the names of the suspect files.

    May I suggest moving this to the security forum?
     
  4. BTex

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    No I was loading the laptop from scratch I was just about finished when i took the driver cd to another machine to extract the dos driver from it to make a ghost disk.
    and the antivirus on the other machine caught all the viruses
     
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    Wow, incredible. And the cd appears to be original and not just re-copies????
     
  7. BTex

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    yep right out of the box... i know of 28 that are that way we ordered 120
     
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