Can a virus downloaded on Ubuntu infect my Windows partition?

Asked by Xingmin on 2011-09-17

Hi, I'm a Ubuntu beginner. So a stupid question here...

I'm running a duel boot system, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. I'm also using a external hard drive.

It is possible that a Windows virus might be downloaded when I'm using Ubuntu and infect Windows and my external hard drive when I switch to Windows 7? Thanks for any help!

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2011-09-17

Yes, it can be possible. If you want sure that what you download is not a virus for Windows, you can use antivirus on Windows or on Ubuntu, like clamav:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV

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