Can virus infect if DMG opened by Stuffit Expander?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pjny, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi,

    Can you get a virus/trojan if you drag a DMG file into Stuffit Expander to open it? I am not double clicking on the DMG file to open it?

    Can certain DMG or ZIP files that are opened by double-clicking on them subject your Mavericks OSX to any virus/trojan/key-logger?

    There are times I have to open DMG files containing documents and I am concerned that the DMG file can run executable code. Perhaps I have been a PC user too long where clicking on any file(mp3, pdf, zip) can be cause for concern.

    Thanks.
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'm not a SI guy so can't tell too much but generally, IMO, they cannot just run executable code.
     

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