spreading of viruses in Ubuntu

Asked by Muhammad Umar Ibrahim on 2011-08-26

if i plug a usb drive or insert a dvd containing windows viruses or other threats alongside the data running UBUNTU
they will not harm Ubuntu but could the automatically spread in windows partitions even if i don't copy data just play movie or open documents?

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No as Ubuntu isn't Windows. You can even use Ubuntu to scan suspect devices without fear of breaking your OS.

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #3

they will not spread because windoze virii are written to exploit flaws in windoze coding. because linux is a completely different operatng system with different coding, virii will not spread.

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