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Infection Over PC Networks
Virus infection over PC networks are becoming an increasingly difficult problem. As with any shared medium, a network provides the ability for users to share files, and where files are shared, viruses can be shared. In practice, virus infection via local area networks is still not that common; one simple reason is that boot sector viruses cannot be readily spread via a network, and boot viruses are a large percentage of the really difficult viruses out there.
There are a couple of things that you can do to minimize your chances of contracting a virus over a local network: