intel duo question from newbie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gsbeliever, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. gsbeliever macrumors newbie

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    Ready to throw my PC out the window and go Mac, but was curious whether the various spyware/virus issues are a problem when running PC programs on an intel equipped imac?
    thanks in advance for any assistance,
    Scott
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Everything about running Windows on a Mac is exactly the same as running on a PC.
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    If you run windows in boot camp, you need virus protection. If you run windows in a virtual environment - vmware, parellells or virtual box. You need virus protection. Personally i like NOD32. others may have a different view
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    If you start up in Boot Camp, what you have is a 100% genuine Windows PC, which is 100% susceptible to Windows viruses and threats.

    If you use a virtual machine of Windows, in something like Parallels or VMWare Fusion, the virtual machine is vulnerable to Windows threats. OS X is not.
     

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