One PC infect another through the modem?

December 10, 2017 at 14:41:15
Specs: Windows 10
Hi All. 2 desktops, each connected to the same modem via Ethernet cables and switched on. If one pc gets a virus, will that pc be able to infect the other?

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#1
December 10, 2017 at 14:45:31
It would depend on the virus, the PCs in question, and how much they trust each other.

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#2
December 10, 2017 at 14:54:48
Thanks for the response. So you are saying that it is possible?

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#3
December 10, 2017 at 15:19:10
I would say it is possible but unlikely.

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#4
December 10, 2017 at 15:58:48
Possible-yes... regardless of who owns the computer... ensure you have a decent, effective, up to date anti-virus utility running...

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#5
December 10, 2017 at 17:36:41
I'm with Derek, possible but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6K...

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#6
December 10, 2017 at 23:24:00
Depends how clever the virus is - - but it's certainly possible.

Shouldn't be a worry if you keep a top-notch AV and f/w up-to-date on all computers.


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#7
December 16, 2017 at 06:43:54
You said connected, and via ethernet cable so any two devices connected and sharing and/or transferring data/information is likely to affect by any virus irrespective of type..

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#8
December 17, 2017 at 01:21:41
Wannacry virus exploited the authentication weakness in SMB v1
Home network with active SMB on devices can be a means of propagating a smart virus.
MS has depreciated SMB v1 and only activates V2 on new Win 10 installation by default.

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