Windows 7 Virus from by OSX?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M-B-P, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. M-B-P macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    I have a Windows 7 partiton on my MBP. I wanted to know if I downloaded a Windows 7 virus from the interent using OSX, could that cause problems on my windows 7 partition? I understand that windows 7 viruses won't do any damage to my mac partition and vice versa, but could a virus downloaded from one partiton (OSX) on a single hard drive cause problems on the other partition (Win 7). I mean can't you access the OSX partition files from the Win. 7 partition, so does that mean that a virus could kind of do the same?

    If you are unclear about my question please reply and I will try to clarify but please try to help. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  2. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2010
    No, the virus would not be able to run in Osx, and will not be able to hurt your Windows partition.
  3. Moomba macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    No, the only way that would be possible would be if your flux capacitor was already damaged.
  4. M-B-P thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    Thanks for replying.

    So, as far as I understand a windows virus downloaded on my OSX partition will not be able to cause any harm to the windows partition because of a flux capacitor.

    Anyone else have any comments? And what exactly is a flux capacitor and what does it do?
  5. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    Here's a video of a flux capacitor, actually fluxing.
  6. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    Yep, and in the event the Flux Capacitor stops working, the only way to get it fixed is to arrange for a house call by Doc Brown, himself.:)

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