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Help Please! Question about virus on External Hard Drive


My parents McAfee virus scan recently showed up as detecting 3 files containing the Trojan Exploit virus Exploit-CVE2010-840. Thing is, this virus was located in files contained in their external hard drive, not on the computer. The rest of the full scan was clean other than these items. This being said, is it possible for this virus to have infected the computer itself? The reason I ask is sensitive info was typed into that computer during the same time period this virus would have been on the external hard drive (which was plugged in at the time). Is there anything to worry about with possibly stuff from the computer being accessed or stuff keylogged, or would a separate file/virus have had to been downloaded to do this since this is an exploit virus? Any knowledge on this is appreciated as I certainly am not an expert on this topic! Thanks so much!

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Re: Help Please! Question about virus on External Hard Drive


Please try to scan full computer. So when you will scan full computer it also will take your External hard drive into account and scanning with detect the virus and will kill it

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