Recently I needed a *.sys file for a driver (on an old Windows ME computer ). I search the internet to find the file. After I found it I download it (and By mistake I did choose open instead of save).
Now I’m a bit concern that it can afect my Windows XP sistem.
I downloaded again the file — and after that I scanned the file for viruses (I have an up to date F- Secure antivirus subscription) and It is came clean (no viruses find). But when I putted the *.sys file in the Windows Me system (it didn’t work as it is suppose to work).
I runned a comprehesive virus check on both computres and no viruses found. I know I’m a bit paranoid but I want to know if *sys files can contain viruses
Although it’s technically possible .. sort of.. i’ve never seen a .sys file virus.. i wouldn’t worry about it
on: 4th October 06