I was at school when we tested a PowerPoint presentation on one of the school's laptops. Apparently, when we got home, many of my classmates told me that the laptop gave a "shortcut virus" on their USB flash drives. The flash drives contained a shortcut to the flash drive itself, which would lead to nothing. Files would have to be recovered.
I haven't plugged in the flash drive to my Mac yet. I have no antivirus installed and I'm not sure if flash drives are scanned prior to being shown on macOS. If I plug it in, will it give a virus to my Mac?