Hey Gang, After some hiccups I finally got parallels working with xp. I use it for 2 programs that are sort of database/spreadsheet hybrids specific to my profession. They do not rely or converse with the net. I don't use the internet explorer. Frankly I spend 99 percent of my time with parallels closed and will only use it for this program. So.... should I bother with an antivirus program for windows? All comments are appreciated.