XP running on Virtual PC more secure?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adamfilip, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    Im curious would running Windows XP pro under Virtual PC be more secure
    then just running XP pro on a PC

    Since XP on VPC is running on a mac. would the mac make it more secure
    ?
     
  2. rasp macrumors regular

    rasp

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    nope, it's still a full copy of windows xp running. same issues different day.

    The only part that might help is if you run vpc in nat'd mode, with os x becoming a router for xp.

    Otherwise, though, if you were to run a virus, trojan, or other malware, you'd be at the same point.

    The question is, what do you need xp for. If it's one specific app, than it should be (reasonably) safe.
     
  3. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    i really only use it for quickbooks canadian version
     
  4. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    You could save each session of Quickbooks to the Mac hard drive and set up virtual PC to not save to disk each time you log off of WinXP. So in case you get a virus, you can revert to a clean state. So all changes up to the last clean state will be lost, but that is better than trying to remove the malware or re-install XP.
     

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