Can operating system be infected with malware or virus?

ry2929

Prominent
Jun 16, 2017
2
0
510
0
My last computer was infected. I've built a new one with pretty much everything brand new except I'll be using the same windows 8 CD and product key as my old computer. Could this infect my new computer? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
 

ry2929

Prominent
Jun 16, 2017
2
0
510
0
Ya literally everything is brand new except the the case, cd/dvd drive, and old windows 8 key. So I should be ok?
 

danny2000

Distinguished
Sep 14, 2010
196
0
18,660
17
Your first comment was that you were re-using the same CD that was used on the infected computer, and not just the key; This could be a problem: Where did you get that Windows 8 CD?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
O Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
S Antivirus / Security / Privacy 7
L Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
L Antivirus / Security / Privacy 7
I Antivirus / Security / Privacy 15
T Antivirus / Security / Privacy 6
N Antivirus / Security / Privacy 8
P Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
agenthunk Antivirus / Security / Privacy 14
T Antivirus / Security / Privacy 8
H Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
E Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
E Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
G Antivirus / Security / Privacy 21
rainbowcrash64 Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
LegendaryLeader Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
S Antivirus / Security / Privacy 31

ASK THE COMMUNITY