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What is the risk if I download .dmg installer running Windows? Can I get Infected?

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@work we only have Pc's no Mac's, what is the risk to download a .dmg installer under Windows XP Pro SP3 could I infect the PC with any kind of malware?

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Claudio Herrera

8/22/2022 - Mon
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You cannot INSTALL Mac applications on a Windows machine. Any program advertising otherwise is most likely malware.

The most you can do with a DMG in Windows is convert it to a readable format and see the common files (music/pictures/videos). You will not be able to install Mac content on your PC.
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>You cannot INSTALL Mac applications on a Windows machine. Any program advertising >otherwise is most likely malware

i do not want to install Mac application on a Win machine

Win = .exe Mac = .dmg

I only want to know if there is any risk to infect my Win if I download a .dmg installer

@home I have a Mac, @work I have a PC.

if yes, please provide sources

Thank you
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