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Can DVR hardrive get a virus?

by PCfool / November 9, 2007 7:39 AM PST

My modem and DVR shared the internet connection and my computer has spyware. Odd things began to happen to my DVR. (Comcast/Motorola)

Even though my DVR was not full I received a notice that I was 100% and had to delete something.

Though I had full recordings of 3 programs (60 min) essentially right before my eyes the programs lost minutes. One had 34 min, one 23 and the last had 1 min recorded.

Even though I am not using the DVR, indicator lights will come on as if I were adjusting the volume or accessing the menu.

The 'Play' indicator light comes on stays on then goes off.

This is not all but the most recent thing is the screen resolution has changed. If I bypass the DVR no problem on any tv,if I use the DVR its as if the resolution was 600 x 400 or something really big cos everything on the edges is cut off, tops of heads etc...

Can something(program) or someone (Comcast employee) gain access to DVR to cause these things?

BTW I am very familiar with my DVR and keep a close eye on what I record and what I delete and what my settings and priorities are so Im confident this isn't user error. Especially since there is so much stuff happening.

Thanks for ANY help or advise.

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2007 8:19 AM PST

But it's a closed system so the issue will originate from somewhere in the comcast system and so far not from the wilds of the internet.

Bob

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Yes...
by PCfool / November 12, 2007 4:13 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

So it would be a Comcast employee.

After I posted this message strangely ALL odd activity on my DVR completely STOPPED.

I called to ask if someone from comcast could monitor my internet activity they said they could not. But I do not believe them. Why would something that has been happening everyday suddenly stop after my post if they couldn't see?

Now I have to switch to Qwest internet and TiVO DVR???

What a drag.

thanx for the reply

Is there anything I can do?
Report it to the FBI or something?

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dvr virus?
by colleenesh / September 3, 2010 9:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes...

OK, I didn't know you could get viruses on a dvr either ... I'm on Comcast. When playing back saved dvr shows, notices take over the screen saying an x-rated pay-per-view show is no longer available & would I like to find the next available showing. The notice doesn't go away & nothing can delete it. It is no longer possible to watch a recorded show.

I called comcast to reboot the signal, which works for a while & then the notice comes back.

thanks

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