Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

Discus and support Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; * Duplicate of Windows 11 Virus and Xbox One Controller connected - can it infect controller? Hello! I would want to know if it is any possibility to... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by LeokiM32, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. LeokiM32
    LeokiM32 Guest

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?


    * Duplicate of Windows 11 Virus and Xbox One Controller connected - can it infect controller?

    Hello! I would want to know if it is any possibility to get virus on the Xbox One Controller through USB connected to infected Windows system? I didn't know that I had virus on the Windows, and I plugged the controller to it. I know that Xbox One is updating, so I assume there is a risk for catch virus on it? Can it spread virus on other devices then? Or it's a little risk for that? Can someone explain it to me?

    I'm sorry if I did put question in the wrong place...

    * Moved from Virus & Malware

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    LeokiM32, Sep 21, 2022
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

    Hi LeokiM32

    Rest assured you are safe, that is not the way it works, you do not need to worry.
  3. DaveM121 Win User

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

    Hi LeokiM32

    I am Dave, I will help you with this.

    Rest assured an Xbox Controller cannot get a virus or malware by connecting it to your PC, that is just not possible, there is no software transferred from the PC to the controller.
  4. LeokiM32 Win User

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

    Okay I see. It was just because of the fact of Xbox Controller Updates, that as I thought, they update Xbox Controller in "Controller" and not in Xbox system itself. That is why I worried that viruses could somehow enter to Xbox Controller and start infecting other devices where I would plug my Xbox Controller (e.g. other PC/laptop, Xbox One, or whatever (cloud gaming, so I mean also Android i guess?))...
  5. LeokiM32 Win User

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

    Oh okay. I just thought that e.g. if I had a virus on the Windows, plugged Xbox Controller through USB, that then the virus could move onto Controller and then keep infecting other devices from Controller (just like USB Key)... You know, I did read that Xbox Controller is able to be updated, so I thought that it's like any device then that the virus could easily get there. I'm not so much aware of Xbox Updating, so... Or is it that Xbox itself update the Controller and not Windows? I'm confused as actually I know that normal old printer or scanner wouldn't get virus by plugging it to the infected PC, as there's nothing to infect (when it's not a WIFI model though)...

    Yeah I might be a bit over sensitive for safety of my devices :) Just don't wanna mess around and end up Xbox infected too, or plugging Controller to other PC and get the other PC infected too... As there's a Cloud Gaming and I heard that you can connect Xbox Controller to Android too... Would be terrible to get all of devices infected...
  6. LeokiM32 Win User

    Can Xbox Controller get virus through Windows?

    But what about the Xbox Controller Updates? That's why I don't really get it, if it would maybe transfer virus by updating on Windows?
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