Virus Vulnerablity



Trevor
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
I want to help a friend via remote desktop. I am suspecting they have a virus
on their computer. Is my computer vulnerable to any viruses that may exist on
their computer? Can a virus transfer via a Remote Desktop connection? What,
if anything should I be aware of?
I do have anti virus protection on my system but as they say it is better to
be safe than sorry. I have some important info on my system that I do not
want to jeprodize.
Any assistance or input would be greatly appreciated.

Sooner Al [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:10 PM
Yes you could infect your PC by making the connection. Your friend should clean the PC using
anti-virus/trojan software prior to you connecting. Some vendors offer free online services.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/security/4.+Anti+Virus+Programs#8993

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/8428

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"Trevor" <Trevor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3DF412E7-0405-4D5A-AD62-AA380D1C300A@microsoft.com...
>I want to help a friend via remote desktop. I am suspecting they have a virus
> on their computer. Is my computer vulnerable to any viruses that may exist on
> their computer? Can a virus transfer via a Remote Desktop connection? What,
> if anything should I be aware of?
> I do have anti virus protection on my system but as they say it is better to
> be safe than sorry. I have some important info on my system that I do not
> want to jeprodize.
> Any assistance or input would be greatly appreciated.
>


Virus Vulnerablity