Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sergiuria, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

    sergiuria

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    I have installed XP through Bootcamp. Is there a possibility of getting a virus on the Xp partition? do I need an antivirus?
     
  2. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    Yes, there is a real possiblity of getting a virus on bootcamp partition of XP but it cannot migrate over to the mac partition. Unless of course the virus is written for Mac OS also. I would suggest getting a free antivirus such as Avast.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It can't migrate ANYWAY, because Windows can't read HFS+ partitions without extra software.

    Get AVG Free and be done with it.
     
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    You should get an antivirus. I should heed my own words as I do not have antivirus installed, though I just use my partition for gaming. I should probably do that soon and run a full scan. Just in case. AVG Free is what I always use though.
     

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