Security issue with windows on a mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sweener88, May 1, 2006.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    Hey,
    I just got a mac and want to run windows but only for gaming and to use microsoft word. do i need to take percautions now that im going to be using windows or and a relatively safe if i only use the windows while im not on teh interent ( ie. singleplayer games and word processing) im never going to download anything while using windows. im asking cuz i have norton antivirus but dont want to use it if i dont have to (trying to save space and have as least ammount of applications running on windows)
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not going to download anything while you're in Windows, then you should be fine without it.
     
  3. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    If you want to be really safe, unplug your ethernet cable (and/or phone cable if you use a dialup connection) from your Mac whenever you're about to boot into Windows, and reconnect it only to run MacOS X.
     
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    or just don't make a dial-up connection... if ethernet, right click on the local area connection and select disable from the 'shortcut' menu that pops-up. same as unplugged without all the work. then X is ready to go when you reboot.
     

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