Windows virus infecting mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Kronie, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    I don't currently use a mac but after multiple issues with my three month old PC (mostly hardware and stupid tech's) I think I have seen the light and shortly be picking up a MBP.

    I'm pretty sure this is a no but thought to ask anyway as I will have to keep windows for a few programs and maybe games.

    If I have windows running say through parallels or whatever and it gets a virus or Trojan can it go over into OSX?

    will it infect files on the Mac partition?

    Would it stay on the windows partition?

    I assume I would need to make a small partition for windows OS?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    It would not crossover to OS X

    Yes, you can create a partition with BootCamp
    From there, you can boot natively or run virtually with Parallels or Fusion
    It is a true Windows partition and subject to the same viruses, etc.

    However, it does not affect your OS X partition

    Booting Windows on a Mac

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Not possible. Windows can't even SEE HFS+ without extra software.

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