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Recently I was on Nox Player's website checking out their Android emulator. I did some googling and came to the conclusion that it was bundled with tons of malware and as a result didn't install it.

In the process, I accidentally clicked on the Windows 10 download link which began to download an .exe file. I immediately cancelled the download and cleared Chrome's cache.

Is it possible to be infected by the malware if you simply downloaded 2 MB of 150MB? For reference, I am using macOS so it isn't even compatible with .exe programs.

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Simply, no. If you didn't execute anything, the odds are approaching 0 (especially since it wasn't a MacOS executable).

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  • That's what my thought was. It would have have to be a zero day exploit written for Mac even though the file was meant for Windows. Very unlikely to affect anyone so why would a hacker even bother.
    – Harrison G
    Nov 18 '20 at 6:34

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