If I download files while using Windows, how big is chance it comes with Mac Malware?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Walloi, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Walloi, Dec 1, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016

    Walloi macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2016
    If I download files using Windows, put them to external hard drive and later upload to Mac from external drive, how big is chance they might have Mac malware?

    Like, if surfing with Windows, wouldn't any potential malicious source detect it as Windows and not even try to offer Mac malware? Including video/music/image files?

    I mean, the ads depend on if you're using Mac or PC... I think.
  2. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    same odds. What type of files are you downloading?
  3. Walloi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2016
    Same odds getting Mac malware with Windows as with using Mac?
    mp4, mp3 (video, music)
    jpg, jpeg, png, gif (images)
    webm (video)

    I got some very old wmv, avi, rmvb and flv video and bmp images ones on CDs I burned I plan on putting to Mac as well.
  4. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    Never heard of it happening to anyone I know. You could scan the files using a Mac program before uploading them to your Mac, no?
  5. deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
  6. Walloi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thanks guys, thread solved.

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