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SanDisk User
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎07-10-2008

Can the Fuze share a virus?

Can a virus on a PC be shared to a Fuze, and vice versa?

Thanks.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Can the Fuze share a virus?

Ah . . . AH . . . AHHH-CHOOOO!!!

 

(sniff, sniff) Sorry . . . the answer is NO!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Can the Fuze share a virus?

The beauty of a portable media player is that it deals primarily with media, not executable code.

 

Just be careful with any files transferred without antivirus protection, in the case of using the device as a flash drive.  Viruses won't mysteriously tag along on their own.

 

Bob  Smiley Tongue 

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 434
Registered: ‎04-24-2008

Re: Can the Fuze share a virus?

It may be primarily designed for media, but there's nothing keeping an executable file (such as a virus) from being stored there. Its mainly a concern if you plug it into a lot of different computers, particularly ones that may have been used with "not-so-legitimate" software and/or internet sites.

 

It could happen, but the risk is very low.