I have a Windows XP Pro dual booting with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackelope on a single hard drive. On Windows XP I have a Eset NOD 32 while on Ubuntu I have no antivirus installed.
While working on the internet via Ubuntu, if a virus gets into my PC, it might probably not do much damage to Ubuntu as most of these virus' are designed for windows however I'm still worried that they may continue to reside on my Ubuntu partition...
- and since I am working in dual boot mode ( not sharing any partitions at the moment) will the virus affect the windows partition?
- Alternatively since I am using a thumb drive to transfer data between Ubuntu and Win XP the virus might propogate through the flash drive?
Can I stop the virus from entering the system via Ubuntu and how?