How many use an AV with Parallels?

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  1. trans-olsx macrumors member

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's a good idea, as malware that runs on Windows can also affect Windows running on the Mac.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    It really depends on what you do in the Windows VM. I run commercial software (not available for OS X) and never run a browser or mail, nor do I download and run dodgy software. No AV programs and I've never gotten a computer virus.
     
  4. alksion macrumors 68000

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    With the new forms of ransomware being distributed, I definitely would.

    HitMan Pro
    Kaspersky
    BitDefender

    Any of those three are great choices for keeping you safe in real time.
     
  5. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is enough for the limited exposure my VM has. Free and light on system resources. Would recommend ESET if you are running for normal browsing, email, etc
     
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    Well, Windows shall always remain Windows, full of malware and viruses.

    I take no chances, even though I keep my VM isolated as much as possible in VMware Fusion 6.

    I use Norton 360 Premier Edition.
     
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