Windows 7 Virus from by OSX?

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  1. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Here's a video of a flux capacitor, actually fluxing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ujYdi3EO2o
     
  6. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    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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