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geobur

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    RE: PC Security question regarding dual Linux and Windows operating systems
    [quote="mfillpot"][b]With that in mind ,the malware can still be on your system but inactive, this means that it will not hurt a Linux OS, but if the files are transferred to a windows computer without being scanned and cleaned by an AV tool then they can still affect your windows installation.[/b][/quote] But the likely hood of that occuring if the installs are on seperate partitions is pretty low is it not? What would cause an infected file to transfer from some place on a Linux partition over to the Windows partition? and then proceed to run itself?
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    mfillpot said:

    With that in mind ,the malware can still be on your system but inactive, this means that it will not hurt a Linux OS, but if the files are transferred to a windows computer without being scanned and cleaned by an AV tool then they can still affect your windows installation.

    But the likely hood of that occuring if the installs are on seperate partitions is pretty low is it not? What would cause an infected file to transfer from some place on a Linux partition over to the Windows partition? and then proceed to run itself?

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