Can a virus/trojan affect the benq burner?

vbimport

#1

can a trojan or virus affect the benq burner? can it make it go bad? by affecting its firmware or whatever?


#2

In theory I guess it’s possible but I’ve never heard of any virus targeting cd/dvd units. Also the virus probably needs to be custommade for each cd/dvd unit that it wanted to attack.

So to me it sounds like it’s just to much work. If I were aiming att destroying as much as possible I would rather focus my attention on the motherboard bios and fry the CPU or something.


#3

I bet those NECers are up to no good! :iagree:


#4

we don’t need to be, the benq is so poor!
(ex benQer, now NECer)


#5

Is this becoming a flaming thread or what…? 8-X

tjoff :iagree:


#6

Guys and gals, keep it clean here…

He asks a question, stick to that. We all have our favourites, but there is no need to take this thread off topic by bashing the other brand!


#7

I’ve once heard of someone else who got hacked and had the firmware wrecked. It’s not beyond belief that someone would do this.


#8

I would readily believe that a computer infected with malware (virus, trojans, adware, spyware, browser hijacks, etc, etc) could either produce bad burns with a good burner, or even completely fail to burn. I would tend to disbelieve that it would actually ruin the drive. That is, if you cleaned up the malware, or moved the drive to another computer, the problems should disappear.