Can a computer running Mac OS X become infected with viruses?

  • Article ID: 10095
  • Updated: 12 May 2015

Macs can 'carry' Windows viruses that could be copied or shared with Windows computers and do them harm.  Macs can also be infected by malware.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X

Operating systems
Mac OS X

What To Do

For more information on the history of Mac malware see our blog post.  To see the latest blog posts on Mac click here.

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