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Dual-booting a pc with Vista + Linux - viruses?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi all, I'm about to partition the HDD on my PC in order to install Linux (Ubuntu) so that I can dual-boot with Vista. However, there's something I'm not sure about.

I know that viruses aimed at Windows OS are ineffectual against Linux, but I wonder is it possible that viruses can crossover between partitions so that the Vista partition becomes infected when I'm browsing with Linux?

I ask because if it's possible, then I suspect I'd be just as well browsing with Vista. However, if viruses can't cross partitions, then I'd be more than happy to browse when I'm using Linux.

Thanks in advance.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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Without being a smart ****, the answer is just no, Virus code written for windows cannot execute successfully in a linux environment.
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Heavertron
Without being a smart ****, the answer is just no, Virus code written for windows cannot execute successfully in a linux environment.


browse in a virtual machine if it gets a virus then delete it and start again. :thumbsup:
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Heavertron
Without being a smart ****, the answer is just no, Virus code written for windows cannot execute successfully in a linux environment.


Yeah, what he said:whistling:

Was leaning towards windows 7 but tbh I think I'll switch back to ubuntu on my main pc and keep windows for the specific things linux won't work with.
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[QUOTE=Was leaning towards windows 7 but tbh I think I'll switch back to ubuntu on my main pc and keep windows for the specific things linux won't work with.[/QUOTE]

That's what I'd prefer to do, browse on linux and only use Vista when I need to. Thanks and rep to you all; if thats that, then I'll go ahead and install Ubuntu. :thumbsup:
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It will be fine as said, linux will have access to the NTFS partitions but the virus code wont work.

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