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    Hey, guys

    Recently my PC's been performing very sluggish and strange, I suspect that it may have a virus.

    If I were to connect my TP to it while it was infected, could it damage the Touchpad? I doubt that the virus would be compatible with with webOS, but culprit find personal information, or delete my files? I'll probably just wait to fix my PC, but I'm curious if it could damage my Touchpad's any way shape or form, or find personal info off of it.

    Thanks,
    -Evan
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    no, however your touchpad could become a carrier for said virus.
    Devices:
    HP TouchPad WiFi 32 GB - webOS 3.0.5 + CyanogenMod 10.2 Kernel 3.0
    HP TouchPad 4G 32 GB - webOS 3.0.5 + CyanogenMod 10.1 MBM Beta
    HTC One (T-Mobile)
    Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" 2012
    Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanKr View Post
    Hey, guys

    Recently my PC's been performing very sluggish and strange, I suspect that it may have a virus.

    If I were to connect my TP to it while it was infected, could it damage the Touchpad? I doubt that the virus would be compatible with with webOS, but culprit find personal information, or delete my files? I'll probably just wait to fix my PC, but I'm curious if it could damage my Touchpad's any way shape or form, or find personal info off of it.

    Thanks,
    -Evan
    Unless the virus was written for webos code, nothing is going to happen. Why do you think all those windows based pc viruses don't bother Mac computers? And quite frankly, no hacker would bother taking the time to write a virus for webos. It's not worth the effort.
    sent from my 32gb Touchpad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    And quite frankly, no hacker would bother taking the time to write a virus for webos. It's not worth the effort.
    Speak for yourself, mister!
    I believe we are worth an infection!
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    Quote Originally Posted by p41m3r View Post
    Speak for yourself, mister!
    I believe we are worth an infection!
    Bahaha I wish we got that much attention...

    -- Sent from my Palm Veer using Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    Unless the virus was written for webos code, nothing is going to happen. Why do you think all those windows based pc viruses don't bother Mac computers? And quite frankly, no hacker would bother taking the time to write a virus for webos. It's not worth the effort.
    Funny, same reason was given as the reason Macs have less viruses. Wasn't worth the effort..

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk
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    I believe the OP understood that the Windows virus would not be compatible with the Linux-based TP, but the question was whether the virus infected computer could possibly have access to personal files when the TP is mounted as an external USB drive.

    The answer is yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k4ever View Post
    Funny, same reason was given as the reason Macs have less viruses. Wasn't worth the effort..
    Even funnier is the fact that I got more viruses back in the Mac OS (classic) days than I ever got on Windows-based machines since.

    I actually miss Mac OS. Does anyone know of a decent emulator?

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