View Full Version : Possible Virus Software Conflicts

Jun 18, 2011, 11:26 AM
When you run mac/windows side by side is it possible or even necessary to run windows specific and mac specific anti-virus software? or ideally would any type mac protection also cover the windows side? or vice versa?

Jun 18, 2011, 11:28 AM
It should suffice to run Windows AV software on the Windows side.
For Mac OS X please read the following FAQ:
Mac Virus/Malware Info (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9400648&postcount=4) by GGJstudios (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=186377)
There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.

Jun 18, 2011, 11:38 AM
if you virtualize windows the OS is sandboxed