Can you get your MBP infected?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ntsapp3, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. ntsapp3, Jan 12, 2007
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  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    No, will not happen unless:

    - your Windows partition can read Mac volumes (a la Macdrive) or
    - you move the file over to the Windows partition intentionally

    In each case, it only increases the possibility of infection. You still have to run/activate the virus to get affected. You can always get a free virus scanner for OS X if this potential bothers you (I use clamxav). Even if you don't need it yourself, it's always good to be prepared for the future and not spread viruses to Windows users.
     
  3. ntsapp3, Jan 12, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012

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