External Hard Drive

  BFA 22:23 17 Jan 2006

Can anyone help? If i was to use a P2P programme on an external hard drive would any spyware / adaware be attracted to the external hard drive rather than my internal hard drive.

Thanks in advance

  VoG II 22:25 17 Jan 2006

That depends on which P2P program and what you intend to do with it.

  BFA 22:26 17 Jan 2006

something like ares for downloading music

  Softstag 23:00 17 Jan 2006

Using P2P programs usually mean you are at risk of exposing your PC to spyware, viruses and trojans. If you have the external hard drive connected, then there is a risk of infection.

  woodchip 23:18 17 Jan 2006

Virus is a Virus and once it get onto a drive connected to your comp, it gets into your system. There is only one sure way, keep clear of sites that are a known threat.

  Jak_1 00:46 18 Jan 2006

Have to agree with Woodchip on this one. Using an ext drive does not prevent a virus from infecting the system files or registry!
Using P2P you are always at risk of downloading a nasty.
As always, make sure you av is up to date and you have all the tried and trusted antispyware proggies and a good firewall.
Filenames on P2P do not always belie their content!

  BFA 08:01 18 Jan 2006

thanks for the advice

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