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    A friend of mine says I gave him a ton of viruses including a keylogger from a dvd-r. I make these dvds from Pro-show Producer using photos i have taken. I then put them into a show and cut a dvd-r which is playable on both computer and a normal dvd. Can a virus be spread from the dvd I make to a computer? The support from Proshow says no but my friend says that is the only thing on his computer in months.

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    Give your entire system a thorough scan with both your own AV scanner and one of the many free
    online scanners. It is possible for viruses and other malware to be transfered to and burned to a DVD disk.
    I can't say for sure whether Proshow, unless a hacked version, is specifically responsible or not.

    I highly suspect your friend is blowing things out of proportion somewhat as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picture Pete View Post
    Can a virus be spread from the dvd I make to a computer? The support from Proshow says no but my friend says that is the only thing on his computer in months.
    In the past, autorun/autoplay has been exploited to install malware. Your friend needs to ensure Windows is up-to-date, and also can search older threads here on configuring Windows not to autorun/autoplay removable media. And you need to be sure you aren't burning DVDs with unwanted bonus features.

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