Possible Virus Software Conflicts

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    #3
    if you virtualize windows the OS is sandboxed
     

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