Quick Question about virusses

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

  1. Arpeggios macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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