Virus Scan on XP side scanning OSX drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Architect4122, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Architect4122 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2007
    I run virus scan whenever I boot over to the XP side of my mac. However, I never check the box for it to scan the OSX partition.

    SHOULD I be scanning the OSX side to be safe (keep XP safe)

    or, would scanning OSX partition within XP possibly mess something up?

  2. amusiccale macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    At least from a stock setup, I don't think Windows should be seeing your HFS+ (Mac OS X) partition. Are you using Macdrive or something? You could use an antivirus solution on the Mac partition(ClamXAV?), but it would seem best to keep them separate unless you're sure what the windows AV program's behavior regarding system files, etc. might be.
  3. Architect4122 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2007
    Good point, I forgot about MacDrive (great little app in my opinion).

    Ok, thanks.

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