Anti-Virus software required for Windows on my MacBook?

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  1. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey all, I need to install Windows XP on my MacBook for school. I want to know do I need to install and run and anti virus program on the Windows side of my Mac? Thanks!
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If you're connecting to the internet, you absolutely need it. I don't connect when I use Windows, so I don't bother with anti-virus.
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    EVERYTHING you would normally do to a PC you MUST do on your Windows Partition! That's very important - Spyware & Anti-Virus - All that kind of stuff
     
  4. citron230 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!

    Thank or you input guys. It seems it isn't worth the trouble, that is why i dumped my PC for an iMac to get away from all the spyware, virus, etc.
    Let me get this straight though, as long as I connect to the internet using OS X I am ok, correct?
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, and make sure you go to Safari Preferences and check "Block Pop-Up Windows" and you should be ok. :cool:
     
  6. citron230 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use a firewall or antivirus on my Windows computer/bootcamp.

    Never had a problem. I do own a hardware firewall which I use occasionally.
     
  8. Toni Hills macrumors newbie

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    You are may not get a virus in your Mac, however you can transmit a virus you have picked up. The anti-virus spyware is to protect others, so you may find that you still need anti-virus shttp://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/icons/icon14.gif
     
  9. citron230 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so what is the most highly recommended anti virus software for a mac then?
     
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