USB picks up virus after being used in MAC

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Dinkum Jack - Aug 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Aug 15, 2017 at 04:42 AM
Hello,

My colleague and I are having a heated debate about USBs and how when they are used interchangeably between Mac and PC, the PC will inevitably report that the USB has a virus.

She says this is not possible, but I have seen it many times ... has anybody else experienced this?


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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Aug 14, 2017 at 05:34 PM
The virus report in this case will be a false positive. Windows and Mac are not compatible.

Using the same usb drive for different system is not advised.
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Thank you for your reply, does that mean you have come across this problem before?
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themorgan Posts 67 Registration date Tuesday August 8, 2017 Status Member Last seen September 8, 2017
Aug 15, 2017 at 03:46 AM
I would have to agree with @ambucias, these two devices are not compatible so it won't work. Similar to iOS and android.
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Thanks, however I need to know if other people have experienced this issue ... like a hard core"Yes this happened to me"
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166 > Dinkum Jack
Aug 15, 2017 at 04:42 AM
You need not to find other people, just reproduce the error yourself. Of course you will need the very same antivirus software that will scan and detect the Mac files as a virus.
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