Is it possible for an infected laptop to affect other devices in the same home network?

Short answer: Potentially yes

Long answer : AFAIK malware infections can spread (if programmed that way ) to the router/modem and from there on to all other devices in the network. Other than that, that the malware copies itself onto other local devices through Windows „Work Group“ function wouldn’t be out of the ordinary as well …

Just make regular checks on all devices and if necessary isolate all of them and revert to a former backup (if you have one )

Also just from experience I have only ever heard reports about that kinda stuff, therefore I can not talk about first hand experience…

Also someone more qualified to answer probably be better suited to answer this. For the meantime just disconnect that device and don’t use it if possible …

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