Getting a virus on while on a Window's partition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Can it affect my Mac partition in anyway or my macbook pro overall?

    I am planning to bootcamp.
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Wot happens in Windoze stays in Windoze . IIRC you can't even write to the Mac OS partition by default, not that it would matter either way.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, it can't affect the Mac partition or Mac OS X. Windows apps, including malware, can't run on Mac OS X. Also, you would have to intentionally make your Mac partition writable from Windows, which is something you can't do accidentally. Run a good antivirus on the Windows side and you'll be fine.
  4. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2011
    London, England
    Plus the whole Window virus scare thing is vastly overblown. I ran various incarnations of Windows for 12 years and didn't have a single virus.

    Microsoft Security Essentials is all you need for peace of mind.

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