Possible Virus Software Conflicts

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ragnell, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    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?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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 by GGJstudios
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    if you virtualize windows the OS is sandboxed

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