intel duo question from newbie

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

  1. gsbeliever macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2009
    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,
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Everything about running Windows on a Mac is exactly the same as running on a PC.
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    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

    Aug 9, 2007
    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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