Getting Virus just by using PS2 ball mouse?

September 15, 2010 at 06:30:52
Specs: Windows XP, 3gig/1gig
I got to thinking and I am wondering if it is possible to infect another computer with a mechanical mouse (with the ball inside and not attached to the computer with USB).

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#1
September 15, 2010 at 08:40:01
this isnt possible becoz of below reasons
1. A software virus inst a mechanical device/instrument but a systematically designed peice of code/instruction
2.A software virus is 'smart' in the sense it knows how to behave according to the environment ..for e.g. we have diffenrnt types of viruses which know verywell know what they are capable off like bootsector/registry editor/they exactly know what,where to do and how to do on the contrary a mechanical device doesnt have this intelligence unless electroniclly progrmmed.

3. A software virus has a capacity of getting duplicated where as mechnical device cant


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#2
September 15, 2010 at 09:12:58
'I got to thinking and I am wondering if it is possible to infect another computer with a mechanical mouse'

YES, YES, YES...there will be gremlins everywhere! Is that a trick question or are you being funny?

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#3
September 15, 2010 at 13:56:26
ganaka,

Thanks for the response. I assumed that was the case. However, there is little to nothing on the subject available on the internet.

Also, I am not sure I asked my question clearly enough. I wanted to ask if one were to take a PS2 ball mouse from an infected computer and salvage it for use on a clean computer, would the clean computer get infected by the PS2 ball mouse?

I was inclined to think 'no' and, based on your response, I would assume I was correct.

Thanks so much!


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#4
September 15, 2010 at 15:05:06
Not a chance in hell. Viruses are not like human ones - they are software based.

Ms Hulot goes horse riding


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#5
September 15, 2010 at 16:24:42
Derek,

I assume that is also true here on the surface, too ;-)

Seriously, thanks for the clear, concise and helpful reply.


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#6
September 15, 2010 at 16:44:39
Nah, no chance here or even on Mars.

It's just that the way a Virus spreads within a computer file and registry system is
(very roughly) analogous to the way a real viruses behaves.

You can't ride a Trojan Horse either ;-)

Ms Hulot's boat


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