I must install antivirus with Parallels

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ed4132, May 4, 2010.

  1. Ed4132 macrumors regular

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    Hello

    I am trying Parallels because I need to work with DacEasy accounting software for windows, but I will not serf the internet with windows, I want to stay using Safari and mail to avoid viruses.

    Now I want to know if I need to install antivirus, I change to Mac to avoid that.

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you don't want to get the Windows VM infected and your surf the internet with Windows, then an AV software is advisable. Otherwise you will be safe.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If you give the virtual machine access to the internet, then I'd install antivirus software. If you block it from the net, then no need to as long as you are careful.
     
  4. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft Security Essentials - free anti virus / anti malware from microsoft. Ive
    used it as my sole product.

    www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
     

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