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

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  1. Walloi, Dec 1, 2016
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    Walloi macrumors newbie

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    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

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    same odds. What type of files are you downloading?
     
  3. Walloi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  6. Walloi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, thread solved.
     

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