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If I have a virus on my external HDD, will formating it on the Xbox 360 fix it?

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User Info: Unsugarized_Foo

Unsugarized_Foo
2 years ago#1
Im just kinda staring at it while it whispers 'plug me in...you know you want to', but I dont want to! But yet, I have to.
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thatauthor
2 years ago#2
that sounds like it would work, but I've never tried it.
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MasterDonGero
2 years ago#3
Yes. Please, do it for my possible entertainment.
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SilentHawk29
2 years ago#4
You could also do it on your computer if you boot into Linux.
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User Info: popping4it

popping4it
2 years ago#5
yes it will. unless its so sophisticated that it wrote itself into the buffer on the flash memory of the firmware but the likelihood is close to 0% since firmware has to be written specific to the device and its much more likely that the firmware would corrupt.
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Psythik
2 years ago#6
I once had a virus that rewrote the firmware on my CD-ROM drive. It would eject randomly for no reason, even after reinstalling Windows. S*** was pretty funny.
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