Does Windows make my iMac vulnerable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Spoiled, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Spoiled, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012

    Spoiled macrumors member

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    If I use Boot Camp to install Windows on my iMac, does it make my machine as vulnerable to viruses as a regular PC running Windows?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Windows malware cannot run in Mac OS X. Unless you intentionally set it up to do so, your Windows installation in Boot Camp cannot access your OS X files/folders. You should run antivirus on the Windows side, of course, to protect the Windows environment.
     
  3. Spoiled thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, so it makes the Windows environment on my machine vulnerable, but not the OS X environment. Got it! Thanks! :)
     
  4. EPiCDiNGO, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012

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    The windows bootcamp partition will be vulnerable to all virus's but the OS X side will not be changed if u get a virus on the windows side :apple:

    [EDIT] 2 late to reply doh!
     

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