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Old 02-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by rockchen View Post
Hi,
Does Kindle spread USB virus like USB flash drive?
Say, I often need to connect my kindle with PCs installed Window XP in public places.
My concern is whether kindle will carry any USB virus and make infection on my PC also installed Win XP.
Thanks.

Rock
You can spread viruses via USB adapters or devices, correct. So if there is a virus which auto install or copy to the Kindle folder, next time you plug that, you can potentially spread it giving the case Windows auto mount the drive and start reading it.

You cannot infect Kindle's or Linux boxes with Windows viruses.

Best approach! Get rid of Windows and start using Ubuntu Linux ;-) ... you won't need antivirus and no need to defrag ever again, besides, is free.
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