I Have A Theoretical Question Regarding Potential Virus Infections Where The Non-Harmful Virus On Ubuntu In Specific Circumstances Is Accessed By Windows That Could Be Infected... ...See More Below?
Posted on 2012-03-20
Hello. I have a theoretical question to ask you.
If you have a Windows 7 64-bit and a Linux Ubuntu v11.10 64-bit on the SAME computer on the SAME internal drives but DIFFERENT partitions – this arrangement would by default result in a dual or shared booting scheme. You have malware like a virus in a file in your Linux Ubuntu that is harmless to Ubuntu and not to Windows. Regardless of the degree of infection and damage to Windows, would your Windows get effected by:
(a) NEVER accessing that file from Windows? Never ever accessing the entire Linux Ubuntu operating system files and folders?
(b) accessing that infected file from Windows WITHIN Linux Ubuntu?
(c) accessing OTHER files from Windows WITHIN Linux Ubuntu, BUT NOT the infected file?
Lets add that both Ubuntu and Windows operating systems do NOT have any anti-virus software installed.
I am trying to understand malware infection possibilities.
Please reply with answers to (a), (b), and (c).