Originally Posted by trist007
So what would happen in my question 2 where u then execute it on a windows box?
The virus would affect ntfs file systems on the windows box if it was run in the architecture it was created for.
In other words if you are in windows and run the virus off of an ext4 file system then yes you would get the virus and it would do its dirty work. If you are in linux and the virus was written for windows then you probably can't execute it without using wine, in which case if you have your ntfs file systems mounted so wine can see them then there is a chance it will affect them.
Bottom line is scan the file and don't run it if you are suspicious of it having a virus.