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Windows 7: Does Virus Affect Other Partition?

14 Feb 2011   #1
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 
Does Virus Affect Other Partition?

This may be a silly question, but does virus affect other partition? Just wondering....

I don't want my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard 10.6.6) partition (HFS+) on my 2006 Discrete Macbook Pro to be affected by a virus. (Bootcamped with Win 7 Pro x86)

I have googled looking for a solution, but I haven't found one yet...

Any answers is appreciated.

Regards...

Dean


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14 Feb 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello DeanP,I don't know about Mac viruses,but in Windows it can affect. :)
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14 Feb 2011   #3
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Hello DeanP,I don't know about Mac viruses,but in Windows it can affect. :)
Yep! As Stalker said. The most common ones out there are the recycler virus which creates autorun.inf files on each partition which point to malicious file(s). As soon as you open that partition it gets activated.
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14 Feb 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

AFAIK, the windows system cant read or write to the Mac partition. Even if you copy a malware .exe to the mac partition, it cant do any damage because the format wouldnt be recognized. But if you install a program like Macdrive, then you can probably eliminate some of those barriers. To be safe, use a decent AV and firewall on the windows partition. Also, I think Macdrive has a read-only mode that will limit any malware to the windows partition.
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14 Feb 2011   #5
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I also depends on how the virus was engineered was is for this purpose? Anything is possible these days with viruses....there are mutating viruses out there I don't see why not they can't mutate between machines types....
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14 Feb 2011   #6
brady

 

any I/0... no matter where. hidden or other
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