Virus scan a Windows Disk from MacOS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheDane, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. TheDane macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2009
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hi all,

    I need a virusscanner that will scan my windows bootcamp disk - from the MacOS.

    Does anyone know of a tool that can do that? I am not looking for AntiVirus for Mac alone, as it is PC (Windows) viruses I am gonna scan for.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    There are zero Mac viruses thus there is no reason to look for those. AFAIK all virus scanners, even for OS X check for Windows viruses as their main use is to check emails etc to avoid distributing viruses (your Mac won't get affected but it may still send a malware).

    ClamXav is one that seems to be fairly popular and it's free
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    Just install a virus scanner onto your Windows partition and use it to scan for viruses whenever you're in Windows.

    I would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials as it's free, lightweight, fast and quiet.

    If you want something that has more than the standalone virus scanner, I would suggest NOD32 from ESET. Although they charge for the product, it's probably the best antivirus you can get for Windows.

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