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Avastfan1

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Newbie question
« on: July 20, 2008, 12:50:17 PM »
Dear Avast Forum Gurus,

Is it possible for either a router or an ADSL modem to become infected by a virus, trojan or other malicious software?

If so (or not), can an infected computer on a home network spread a virus, trojan or other malicious program (or can the program itself spread) onto other computers connected via the same network where no direct connection (other than being plugged into the same router) exists?

Apologies for the rather stupid question, my knowledge of computers is sometimes lacking (as can be seen above :-) ).

Thanks in advance and keep up the sterling work!

Avastfan1