question of whatdoiknow : Can a computer virus passively infect the computer to be online
Can a computer virus infect my computer just because online? No downloading or uploading. No file sharing. No instant messaging / chat. No opening of new browsers or e-mail or e-mail content and opening that way. . Barely connected from my computer on with my homepage screen and connected to the Internet Best Answer:
response from Comp Dood
It is definitely possible, but very unlikely. Even without open your homepage, you’re still vulnerable to hackers access to your computer. However, it would have to be some motive because its not always easy to do.
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