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- Can dialer viruses turn on the computer?
Re: Can dialer viruses turn on the computer?
Cautious Nerd wrote:
Thank you all for your knowledge.
* Wake-on-LAN allows a magic packet sent to the NIC to signal the computer to
* Viruses can dial out upon manual power-on (though I'm not so concerned about
because that's not much different from virus dialing out before system
* New PCs have power management that allow power up at a preset alarm time.
No virus known to use this yet.
* Disconnect power to ensure no virus-induced power-up. For laptops, remove
* If modem is integrated to motherboard, power spikes on phone line have