Virus threats transferring files from Windows to iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gibboIU, May 18, 2008.

  1. gibboIU macrumors member

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    My new iMac should be coming this week, and it will be my first experience owning a mac. I have seen plenty of advice on how to transfer files from my windows pc to a mac, but I haven't seen much posted about virus threats.

    Should I be worried about viruses possibly being transferred with my music, movies or files?

    Thanks. I look forward to reading and learning a lot about my new iMac here.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The Mac can only act as a carrier for a Windows virus. There are currently no known Mac viruses. You could use something like ClamXav on the Mac side to trap any Window viruses that come across.
     
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