can my dongle have virus

  susan36 13:45 19 Aug 2010

my mum used my dongle in her p.c and she says it has viruses in it.I used it before in my laptop and was working fine .

  northumbria61 13:48 19 Aug 2010

Plug it in - right click - you should have an option to scan with your Anti Virus software.

  woodchip 13:54 19 Aug 2010

If the Dongle as some kind of memory in it, then yes it could store a Virus

  DieSse 14:35 19 Aug 2010

What do you mean by a "dongle" - if you mean a wireless adapter - then probably not.

If you mean a memory stick - then it certainly could have viruses in it, and that probably means you have them in your PC too. In this case, better get checking quickly!

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