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John, Computer Science Engineer
Category: Printers
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Experience:  CompTIA A+ & Microsoft Certified Professional with 15 years of experience repairing computers and printers.
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Can my pixima MX479 get a virus from my infected computer?

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can my pixima MX479 get a virus from my infected computer?
JA: What's the make/model number of your printer? How old is it?
Customer: Cannon Pixma MX479. about 4-6 years
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: it was an HP, PC. Just bought and had Geek Squad set up a Lenovo PC note book Model80V500000US
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: About a week ago I tried to scan using the can software. I didn't work so I called tech support, after trying several "fixes" the tech said I belive it's your computer not the printer. SOOO I spent over 12 hours and 4 days talking with several countries Re:the HP issues, final word from their numerous techs, was "it can't be fixed. That's when I bought a new computer. So I don't know I I need to buy a new printer, will by the same one, if still available, or can this one be "cleaned" so I can use it
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: only that I tried to use it from my Surface Pro and the reply was "being used by another computer"
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 11 months ago.

I am the person that will be helping you today.

A printer cannot get a virus. May I start a secure remote assistance session with you so that I can better help you resolve this problem? When the remote session begins, a chat window will appear that we can use to communicate with each other.

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