Bootcamp and Viruses

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by halfprep455, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular

    halfprep455

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    I really want to put Windows XP im my iMac but im really worried that it will get viruses. If XP gets a virus, will it affect Mac OS? Also, I dont feel like going out and buying a copy of Norton Anti-Virus. So will AVG be good enough? Also, can I delete windows and get the drive space back for Mac OS w/o hurting Mac OS?

    Sorry if these questions have been answered before.
     
  2. zblaxberg Guest

    zblaxberg

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    avg is definitely a reasonable antivirus however norton sucks. it screwed up my computer that had xp on it. if not avg i would use mcafee... i know that with bootcamp you can still get viruses. I think it won't effect the osx side but then again if a computer crashes from a virus on windows and can't be booted i wouldn't be surprised if you lose all of your mac data.
     

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