Re: funky virii

Diego (
Sun, 31 May 1998 23:35:17 -0700

At 11:19 AM 6/1/98 +1000, you wrote:
>You need to execute a virus in order for it to infect your computer. Just
>putting a disk into a drive on a normal PC will not cause any data on the
>disk to be executed. You need to boot from it or execute it or almost
>anything else - but simply putting it into a drive can't hurt anyone.

this is true, but I just thought I'd mention that if the user inserts a
disk under windows 95 that has an autorun.inf file, it can autoexecute
files. So even though one must excute the viral program, is is possible for
damage to occur by simply inserting a disk.

-- Diego