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Do you think that it's possible that anyone or someone could create a virus that would purposely destroy your computer?.... Physicaly? like changeing the CPU volt's to 2.0V maybe more just to destroy it?

I'm not asking for someone to make one, but seeing if it is possible? Virus's targeting OC compatable motherboard's like the ASUS Crosshair?

Sorry if this may seem dumb, but I'm very curious
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I wouldn't doubt it, but something like this should not be discussed here for obvious reasons.
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Yeah, it is.
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It would have to be a bios virus and most motherboards are protected against such things.
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From a Windows environment, 99% of the computers in this world will have locked BIOS's so overvolting/overclocking isn't possible. For those that are, they tend to be found on enthusiast users such as you and I, who have a good enough knowledge of security to prevent infection.

Successful viruses prey on the ignorant and uninformed (who in turn use BIOS locked Dells), making an overclocking virus... not really that useful...
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I wouldn't doubt it, but something like this should not be discussed here for obvious reasons.
Lol, Yes, i could be giving people ideas about doing this. But this is how Anti-Virus companies would tackle them if they were created now, But then it doesn't stop people from re-codeing the virus to counteract the anti-virus definitions. Sorry if i may of broke the rules by discussing this here, but I was very curious if such thing was possible and why no one has even attempted to do so yet?
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Yeah, it is.
Would it be through software (like Asus OC programs) or BIOS as mentioned?
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It would have to be a bios virus and most motherboards are protected against such things.
How can you even make a BIOS virus? You can't run an .exe while in BIOS.
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From a Windows environment, 99% of the computers in this world will have locked BIOS's so overvolting/overclocking isn't possible. For those that are, they tend to be found on enthusiast users such as you and I, who have a good enough knowledge of security to prevent infection.

Successful viruses prey on the ignorant and uninformed (who in turn use BIOS locked Dells), making an overclocking virus... not really that useful...
Fair enough yeah, But i was on the topic of some mad nerd who coulden't get his new ASUS Crosshair motherboard go mad on other Crosshair owner's and decided to destroy them by creating a virus to overvolt everything
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Would it be through software (like Asus OC programs) or BIOS as mentioned?


How can you even make a BIOS virus? You can't run an .exe while in BIOS.
I guees you would have to implement some sort of driver into the virus to execute the overvolt command which probably could easily be taking from the driver's from the ASUS OC utility files.
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What if the virus use overclock/overvolt technique like this?
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