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a virus into an .iso file ?

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hello guys...

I would like to ask if a virus can merge itself into an .iso file or not ? I am copping the .iso file of Windows 7 to my external HDD, so it just occurred to me to ask this ? I am worried about this, so can a virus merge itself into an .iso file ?

should I compress that .iso file ? or it will be fine ?

thanks guys.
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There won't be one that appears during the transfer, so no worries there. But there could be a virus packed into the iso, and no compression will stop that.
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Yes if your system 32 or anything else is infected and you try to back up your windows directory the virus will still be there, download a windows 7 install disc and burn the iso to your disc, then input your GENUINE! key from that windows.
    
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If you're compiling an .iso while the virus is rampant on your computer, then maybe, depending on what kind of virus it is. If you already had this .iso before the virus, I don't see how the virus could suddenly worm its way into the file data.
    
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no, the .iso file is clean now, so can a virus merge itself into it later ?

this is what I am asking about.
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Originally Posted by the magical me;12215983 
no, the .iso file is clean now, so can a virus merge itself into it later ?

this is what I am asking about.



If the programmer designs it too it can.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12216014 
If the programmer designs it too it can.

Could it get into a TrueCrypt container smile.gif
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