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    External drive vulnerability

    External drive vulnerability
    I have several external hard drives I use for back up storage. Is it possible for malware, virus, key logger etc., to reside only on an external drive? If so, can they be activated by the windows System files on the C drive. I do scan my external drives for antivirus and antimalware periodically but was wondering if malicious script can hide only on an external drive. Thank you. Paul B.

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    Yes, this should operate along the same principles as transferring infections from one computer to another other via portable drives
    such as floppies, USB sticks, and external hard drives.

    But it is very rare to have exclusivity to a single external drive and not have the OS in general effected by any particular infection.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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