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    Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Recently got a new Macbook Pro which runs with Lion OS and now I need to transfer all the songs which I had in my PC to the Mac but there were lot of virus in my PC so will that affect my Mac too? Can you please tell me what should I do to make sure that the virus will be attacked in my Macbook?

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    Samuel Array
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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Dear Friend..

    Its too obvious that if there are some threats in your PC, then they will definitely affect your MacBook as well when you connect your Mac with PC.
    The possible consequences for this are:-

    1. Your Mac OS gets crashed or corrupted
    2. Your Mac OS gets Slow down
    3. The data in your Mac gets automatically deleted, etc.. and many more.

    Well there are few alternatives to come out from all this,
    These steps are:-

    1. If your PC have any virus, then install an Anti-Virus in your PC and scan your whole computer, When you remove all the virus from the PC then transfer all your PC data to your Mac,
    The supported anti-virus for your PC are AVG and QUICK HEAL TOTAL SECURITY.

    2. The next option is to install the compatible Anti-Virus in your MacBook, so that during data transfer, it will scan each and every infected file and also keep your device clean.
    So don't wait now, you have to install an Anti-Virus in your Mac because it will also help you in future as well.

    Hope you get the info,
    Thank you.

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hi friend,
    The Virus is a malicious which will affect the functioning of the process in a system..So if the virus moves from one device to other device,definitely it will faults the other device also..
    -->The virus from PC or anywhere to MAC OS will be affected the system..It will affects the data and also other external devices,the virus has the chance to spread on that also..The datas may get corrupted..The system functioning very slow and cause to malfunctioning..
    -->So you need to install some antivirus softwares to prevent the system from the virus..

    Thank you!!!

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say............

    Yes, the copying the files from your PC which were already affected by virus will
    definitely affect your Mac. So it is better to not copy them in your Mac and try to
    delete them even in your Mac.

    If you want that files to be copied into the Mac then it is better to install a antivirus
    software in your Mac. And later while copying them scan that files and try to clean
    them if it possible try to delete them.

    If you copy them without scanning that virus will enter into your Mac. But you cannot
    find any symptom in your Mac immediately. But after few days it will spread all over
    your Mac and your system files get crashed and your browsing of your Mac will becomes
    very slow.

    I hope it will help you to solve your problem.

    Have a nice day.........

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Yes dear............
    If any thing is connected to virus effected devices....
    Then virus will immediately spread to the new device that had connected to it....
    Using efficient anti virus will prevent these....type of things....
    Thank you,...

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    dear aspirant,
    yes the virus affects mac also through pc because of its non functionality of antivirus when compared to microsoft.most of the users prefer microsoft than mac because of its virus protection and also due to extra library.mac is built with linux kernel which is oldest and more useful for specific purposes.

    In order to prevent virus then install antivirus in mac book to stop the virus .and also proper functioning of it too.

    Thank u..

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Yes friend,

    If you connect the virus PC to mac system definitely you mac will effect with virus.

    So,first delete the virus files in PC and then connect the both systems.

    +++ List of best anti-virus applications for deleting virus files are :

    1. AVG.

    2. AVAST.

    3. Mac Fee.

    4. Spyware.

    5. Norton anti-virus.

    ---> Install the above applications in your PC first.

    ---> now open it.

    ---> Press the system scan option.

    ---> If it will detect the virus files select them and delete it.


    So,after deleting the virus in PC then proceed to connect both.

    Thank you.............

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hi..............


    Yeah! Even Mac was designed with the facility of the un-affectent of the virus. It will also get affected when you copy the files from the other computer which was already affected by virus.

    As you know that the files has been affected you better try not to copy into your Mac.

    If you want to copy that files to your mac then you install a better antivirus software in your mac and scan the files present in your computer while copying them to your mac. And try to clean and delete those files which are affected by virus. Later once again you scan your system and clean it again if you find more files affected by virus. So you do the process till you can see that no files affected by virus are displayed.

    Thanks..................

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hi friend,
    Yes. Obviously if any virus present in PC it will affect your macbook also. Virus is malicious thing that affects systems performance.
    System will slowdown. Or its data deleted automatically.

    Hope this helps you.
    Regards,
    Mahesh.

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hello Friend,

    When Virus Come In Our System Than Our System Will Made Many Problems Like
    >> Hang
    >> File Corruption etc

    Solution :

    >> Download The Latest Version Of Antivirus And If Possible So Use The Licence Version

    >> After That Installed In Your System And Scan Whole System.

    >> After That Connect External Drive And Scan It.

    >> After That Copy The Contents.

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hello friendi want to make awre from one thing that every virus is harmfull for the mac may be it from window or computer or from any other thing. It can expire os of your macyou must be beware from itjust alway active god quality antivirus which shoul make your mac safe from virusgood luck.

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    welcome friends....
    please understand one thing that any type of virus is dangerous for your mac.
    it can attack on your mac from window,computer OR from any external device.
    it can be expire OS of mac.
    please install a good quality antivirus in your PC which can save your whole system AND also your mac.

    good bye........

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?
    ====================================

    Hi,

    See,there are pros and cons of every operating system.
    And so is the case with Mac iOS.
    Though Mac computers are secured but still as the technology is advancing,new and new viruses are coming up in the market which can breach the security of the OS.
    So to be on the safer side,it is better to install an antivirus on the system.
    So you can go for any one of these-

    AVG
    Avast
    Quick Heal


    Bye!


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    vishal saklani Array
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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    yes sir it can attack because virus reaches from 1 system to another in seconds
    do not worry scan your system with good antiviruses
    such as
    norton
    avast
    avira
    etc
    hope this help.........

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hi..

    Any operating system can affect with virus..

    For this you need to install Good Anti virus..

    Good Anti viruses are

    Aviraa..

    Avast

    Avg..

    Quickheal...

    And etc..

    install good one and run scan system..

    Sure it will work good..

    thank you..

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    yes it will defenitly attack and affect the mac

    first of all install a licensed and full version of antivirus software such as

    quick heal
    avira
    avast
    avg
    norton
    kaspersky

    scan your device and destroy all the viruses


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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?


    Hello Sir..

    <><><><>deleting virus files are

    <><><><>AVG. AVAST.Mac Fee.Spyware.Norton anti-virus.

    <><><><>Download The Latest Version Of Antivirus And If Possible So Use The Licence Version

    <><><><>After That Installed In Your System And Scan Whole System.

    <><><><>After That Connect External Drive And Scan It.

    <><><><>After That Copy The Contents.

    <><><><>Now scan your device with good quality of antivirus.

    <><><><> Antivirus scanning will fix all the system virus and make your device workable

    <><><><>I hope your problem to be solved <><><><>

    <><><><>Thank you friend<><><><>

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Mac is the most advance operating system and it is designed to less pron to virus attack. But, virus will affect your macbook if you connect it to PC. So, I would like to suggest you to keep iAntivirus, it will always protect your Mac.

    Cheers!!

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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Hello***********
    User***********
    ++++++++++++Try this method for this issue++++++++

    **********Go to control panel from start screen of Windows system.

    *********If not install then.

    **********Install antivirus software and scan your computer with that.

    **********Now try to open antivirus this time you will get proper response.

    **********If you still have an issue than try next steps

    **********Sometime corrupt installation of app make this kind of issue.


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    Re: Will the virus from PC affects the Mac also?

    Dear user
    yes it is definately true that copying file from computer to mac will spread virus in your mac. So it is better to not copy them in your Mac and try to
    delete them even in your Mac.If you want that files to be copied into the Mac then it is better to install a antivirus software in your Mac. And later while copying them scan that files and try to clean them if it possible try to delete them.If you copy them without scanning that virus will enter into your Mac. But you cannot
    find any symptom in your Mac immediately. But after few days it will spread all over your Mac and your system files get crashed and your browsing of your Mac will becomes
    very slow.
    Good luck

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