Windows 7 on VMware Fusion 3 viruses?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DaGenius94, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. DaGenius94 macrumors newbie

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    If you were to install windows 7 on VMware Fusion 3 is there a chance that if your windows 7 gets infected with a virus or a worm (more like when it gets in infected:)) can that virus move over to your mac? And I know you can install windows 7 either more confined, like in a screen or just like open programs in Mac OS X, does one way make it safer than the other if there is the chance of a virus moving over onto your mac?

    Any Answers Will Be Appreciated, Thanks :D
     
  2. ausbaaron macrumors newbie

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    i always wondered the same after i installee VMware so thanks for the reply!
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    It is possible under certain circumstances. If you enable read & write support for shared folders, then any shared folder and subdirectories within could potentially be infected, and their contents corrupted if the virtual machine were to be infected with a virus or trojan. Windows viruses can't execute on a Mac, however, without the use of a program like CrossOver Mac, but even then, damage would be limited due to the way CrossOver operates.
     

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