Boot Camp accessories - VP, FW, SW, etc.

fall3n

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Ok, so I'm going to install bootcamp on my iMac for the first time. I hear that even though your running on a mac system you are still prone to getting all the viruses and such that you can on Windows. So, of course it'd be best to have all the goodies such as virus protection, firewall, spyware, etc. My biggest question is, if you don't have these and you happen to get hit by a virus or something will it affect your WHOLE computer (even the mac side of things) or just the windows side of things??

Thanks in advance.
 

tipdrill407

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fall3n said:
Ok, so I'm going to install bootcamp on my iMac for the first time. I hear that even though your running on a mac system you are still prone to getting all the viruses and such that you can on Windows. So, of course it'd be best to have all the goodies such as virus protection, firewall, spyware, etc. My biggest question is, if you don't have these and you happen to get hit by a virus or something will it affect your WHOLE computer (even the mac side of things) or just the windows side of things??

Thanks in advance.
All viruses will stay on the windows partition. And if somehow a virus managed to sneak into the Mac partition it would not affect at all.
 

fall3n

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tipdrill407 said:
All viruses will stay on the windows partition. And if somehow a virus managed to sneak into the Mac partition it would not affect at all.
thats good to know. thanks!
 

fall3n

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well that sucks. I tried to install bootcamp and it turns out that you have to have a single partitioned disk in order to go through the process. I already made my partition into 2 so I'm screwed unless I want to make it a single and go through the whole install process again. bummer.