Quick Question about virusses

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Arpeggios, May 2, 2011.

  1. Arpeggios macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    I'm new to this forum and this is my first post here:)
    And I have a little question. I have a MBP dual booted with windows 7 (need it for school :mad:) And I think I had a little virus on my windows partition. couldn't download and it would jam constantly. Now is my question can a virus hop between partitions? Because for the first time ever my MBP jammed so that I had to reboot it.

    THank you in advance
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    No, unless the virus is able to write to HFS+ (the format Mac OS X uses) formatted volumes and delete data, but I haven't heard of such thing yet. What virus do you have on your Windows side? And do you use AV software and keep it updated in Windows?
    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.

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