anti virse?

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  1. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    should i put my anti virse onto my macbook on bootcamp or does it like protect it already ? oh and after xp copies files into the install folder it just restarts and does the same thing over whats happeneing here?
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    The Mac doesn't offer any unique protection to the Windows partition. You can still download all the Windows viruses from porn sites that you want. ;)
     
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    Well you don't really need an antivirus in OS X. As with Windows, when the screen says hit any key to boot from disc after the first time copying files, DO NOT HIT ANY KEY. WAIT.
     
  5. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what about parallels since my bootcamp is lame im using parallels
     
  6. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    wtf would i use mac for that only makes sence and god damn my mom uses the my macbook sometimes do u think im that stupid creep
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    OK, you apparently aren't getting with the program here.

    This ;) is a tease, indicating we're all in on the same joke (including you). It means that you're welcome, we're here to help, and a little nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

    My first sentence indicates a specific response to what I can derive from your original post. Beyond that, I can't read your mind, or what you meant.

    We can't tell what your knowledge level or expertise is, beyond your posts, and because of that, determining the level of assistance or advice is problematic.

    Just as a side note, thrashing the language is not going to garner much help, unless English is not your native tongue (but I gather that's not the case here).
     
  8. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    After running the BootCamp Assistant to format your drive, you drop your XP Service Pack 2 disc into the drive and restart. Then, you hit any key when it asks you to, and install. However, you have to make sure that you format the partition that you created via the XP installer. So, if you gave XP a 15GB partition, then when you see a partition in the list that is around that size, format it (FAT32 to ensure file transport capabilities, NTFS for efficiency and larger file size limits) and then install XP. Once it restarts, and completes its install, you can ignore the 'Press Any Key...' prompt and proceed to Windows so you can install the BootCamp drivers.

    Once you are done with all that, you simply hold ALT when you are booting in order to get the BootLoader (lets you choose between OSes). Once you have installed the drivers, update Windows, and then start to install AV (I suggest AVG Free), and any other anti-malware that you need (anti spyware, anti adaware, that sort of thing).

    Now, all of this information could have been yours had you simply googled for about 1.24 minutes and then followed the instructions you found.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, your don't need anti-virus software on your computer. If you run Windows in any way you need it on the Windows side of things but not on the Mac side.
     
  10. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea i know
     
  11. krye macrumors 68000

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    Sure viruses won't affect your OS X partition, but Windows viruses that are attached to files you may have received from Windows users are still there. You may inadvertently pass them along to your Windows friends and coworkers. Use clamav to scan OS X and stop spreading the disease!

    Here's a link
    http://clamxav.com/
     
  12. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thank you for actually helping me like other people dont
     
  13. tocyk macrumors member

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    And this my friends, is why you stay in school.
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    +1 for illiteracy... or is that -2?
     
  15. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    do u think i care its the computer i type fast i dont correct anything cause u people get what im saying and i am in school tard im in grade 10 and sopposivly a 80% in english is bad well then i must be stupid
     
  16. JNB macrumors 604

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    Understanding the immense pressures you must face in school these days, and wanting to just get a post in & done, it's generally considered a sign of respect to take the time to use something resembling proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure, since those that respond will try to do so in a like manner. We have to read, interpret, and reply. Then again, if we're all just "tards" to you for pointing this out, you're more than welcome to take your questions to a forum more suited to your style.

    Honestly, is it that hard to write in plain English? We're really not picking on you, but you are coming off a bit petulant. Your original question was answered plainly & clearly within the first few replies, but apparently we couldn't read your mind, since you wouldn't take the time to give a more thorough statement of your situation and need.

    Once again, we ARE here to help, as long as we can decipher exactly what it is you're looking for.
     
  17. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    We all tried and help you need to cool your jets
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    My response goes by where I believe your sentences end. Take care to read it as such.

    1) Obviously not.
    2) Welcome to the future. Get used to typing accurately, as this will soon be the predominant form of communication the world over.
    3) No, we don't get what you're saying. Please type coherently.
    4) That was uncalled for.
    5) I'm in 12th grade, valedictorian, and have an unweighted grade of 103% in AP English, but just like you, I do not care to prove that here with a scan of my report card. I do my part to accurately reflect my level of intelligence on the Internet in the hopes that I would not need to show a physical piece of evidence for people to take me seriously.
    6) Not to be insulting, but... yes, you are. Do not insult the people who are trying to help you, and please try to use periods (full stops for our U.K. friends) at the ends of sentences or at least ideas.

    Clean up your typing and your problems on this forum and all others will be swiftly and happily met with solutions.
     
  19. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    um ok anywhos, when Xp puts files into the installation folder and says it'll restart and leave of where it was it doesnt and just does the same thing over and over wtf is going on here ? :confused:
     
  20. JNB macrumors 604

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    If I'm understanding where in the Windows installation process you are, you should remove the Windows CD just before you restart. It sounds like it will keep booting from the CD as long as its present.

    Once the machine reboots into the Boot Camp partition (without the CD! :D), it should then start installing from the files that the CD placed onto the hard drive.

    One thing I can't stress enough, PRINT AND FOLLOW THE BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTIONS, to the letter. A lot of folks have completely borked not only the Windows install, but the Mac partition as well.

    Let us know if it proceeds normally.
     
  21. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so eject the disc shoudl i go to the dual boot screen or just eject
     
  22. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    omg it worked im not much of a reader im pretty lazy at times thanks and sry for being a *** **** cause i was pissed off at my computer the other night when i started it lol :D oh and will the retail leopard have the drivers on it ???
     
  23. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yes, it does. After the Windows install is complete, boot into Windows and insert the Leopard DVD. It will autorun the drivers install. Pretty painless, really. The painful part is installing all the patches that Windows wants/needs. Make sure you do install them, though--most are security patches, and pretty essential. Just be patient, it's going to take quite a while, depending on your connection speed.
     
  24. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh yea ive done it before once i had to update avg 20320830283 times before it was working it was a pain but is the optional install or what ever it is in the .pkg them cause i was curious of what they were and i tried opening it on osx and said it was something that couldnt be opened is that them ? i think its them and it runs like really fast compaired to lik my pc but it only has a p4
     
  25. JNB macrumors 604

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    The Windows patches are unreadable by the Mac. Actually, they're unreadable (by humans, anyway) on the Windows machine, as well. It's just code and installation routines, registry entries, and the like.
     

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