do i need to install anti-virus software?

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  1. flashcrosma macrumors newbie

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    like the question, i just got a mbp couple days ago and running windows xp pro through fusion on it. my wireless connection is always on and connected to the internet. i use windows xp pro to do accounting and office work only and no browsing internet under windows xp os. do i still need to install anti-virus software in windows os?
     
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    As long as the wireless signal is turned on, I would still run it.
     
  4. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    I would also recommend running an antivirus. I use Avast (free for personal use) and have no complaints.
     
  5. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    You MUST have anti virus if running windows. Avira is also very good (and free).
     
  6. flashcrosma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, thx so much, guys. i will just get avg anti-virus free
     
  7. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I tried free AVG and didn't like it but Avast! free works great for me.
     
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  10. Leng macrumors newbie

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    Been running Windows on a 1MB / second connection for a long time on many machines. No reinstalls, no antivirus, no firewall, no spyware, no malware, no viruses, etc.

    If you don't download viruses and don't go to malicious websites, you're absolutely fine.
     

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