Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Virus in Virtual PC ? : - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Virus in Virtual PC ? : badtz Posted: August 21, 2002 5:39AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 what happens if you pick up a virus in virtual PC?do you lose that virtual partition? or the whole drive? does it affect the mac's files? Comments Reply 1 of 2 zo Posts: 3,115member August 21, 2002 6:47AM it will only influence the VirtualPC partition/image. It will not do anything to your mac nor the HD its on. Reply 2 of 2 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member August 21, 2002 1:27PM IIRC, one of the few documented cases so far involved the virus crippling the VPC Win2k session's ability to empty the trash (eventually overloading the trash on an actual pc)the workings of the os X mac were unaffected and the user could close the VPC session and manually kill the trash files... no harm no foul per se.can't recall if this was linked via apple or VPC, but if you search for "virus, VPC, win, os X" you should find more info Sign In or Register to comment.