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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3 thoughts on “Can a computer virus passively infect the computer to be online?

  1. Chris says:

    Yes. Just recently I took the Virtumonde? Trojans without access to all sides. if you caught this nasty guy then it took like 20 scans with AVG Free Edition and Spybot Search & Destroy to remove it from

  2. Torsten M says:

    Yes. And no. Eventually something had to be done to allow access to your system. After it already on your system (via a Trojan horse or other “insider” method), it creates what is known as a backdoor … At this point the program is running somewhere out there DOES have online access to your computer because you are online … but only because of something that can be in your system at any given time in the past.

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