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What if the virus use overclock/overvolt technique like this?
Hmm, it could i guees, but the virus would have to contain all the PLL data to OC while it is running as a process in task maanger which you would probably be totaly oblivious to until you run task manager and notice that there's a rouge program running
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why no one has even attempted to do so yet?
Considering most PCs out there have locked BIOS it wouldn't be worth the time to make a virus to target a software tweaker like Eleet that a minority have.
I also believe most viruses out there are so you buy a bogus anti-virus.

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What if the virus use overclock/overvolt technique like this?
That doesn't work on all PCs and I am fairly certain it does not have volt adjustments. I know cause I tried it for my HP PC to overclock my q6600.
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Considering most PCs out there have locked BIOS it wouldn't be worth the time to make a virus to target a software tweaker like Eleet that a minority have.
I also believe most viruses out there are so you buy a bogus anti-virus.



That doesn't work on all PCs and I am fairly certain it does not have volt adjustments. I know cause I tried it for my HP PC to overclock my q6600.
lol, I used that to overclock my Pentium 1 from 300MHz to 343MHz. can't remember what slot it was, but it was a big slot cpu xD
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Because viruses are meant to steal info, or scam money. A broken pc does neither.
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Because viruses are meant to steal info, or scam money. A broken pc does neither.
But would force the user to replace part's or upgrade to another PC
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I don't see it working very well as it will auto shutdown once it hits the thermal limit of the CPU.
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I don't see it working very well as it will auto shutdown once it hits the thermal limit of the CPU.
But the thing is, I wouldn't think it would :S jumping straight from... Not sure.. 1.35 or 1.4V straight to 2.0V+ would probably blow the mosfets or damage a few capacitor's would would render the system to shutdown renderless as it would probably be AHHHHH!!!! dead! before it can even go.... ouch... shutdown
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post #18 of 38
Well "most" BIOS viruses are stopped in the BIOS, some still get thru.
Hardware surprisingly can get exploited, but not as easy as software.

I have heard recently that they have found an exploit in the "killswitch" of the SandyBridge CPU hardware, allowing the attacker to just turn off and lock a user out of his PC simply by spoofing a signal.
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Extremely unlikely (both to OP & above post).
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Extremely unlikely (both to OP & above post).
Would be really interesting though if something like this could be attemted right now, because if it can, it should go straight to the people like Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky etc etc... about a possible virus like this emergeing in the future. Maybe hardware vendors should be notified as well so that something like this cannot be attempted. Even though there are hardware locks, Everything can be exploited.... just like encryption keys.
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