Parallels/Fusion virus cross over

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Decelerate, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Decelerate macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    I need to buy a new computer for school (Windows recommended). Since I have been a Mac guy for 5 years, I am leaning towards sticking with Mac and running windows via parallels, fusion, or bootcamp when internet explorer or other Windows native programs are needed.
    However, the possibility of getting a virus while running Windows and having it corrupt files on my Mac partition has me concerned. :(

    So other than running the requisite antivirus/spyware programs in Windows, what settings would I need to use in parallels,fusion, or bootcamp to mitigate the risk of a virus affecting things on Mac partition?

  2. Isira macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    If you don't enable folder sharing, the virus won't be able to access your OS X files.
  3. murphychris macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2012
    Run it in a VM. Boot Camp is kind of a pain to manage and change.
  4. Decelerate thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    Alright. So just not enabling folder sharing should protect my Mac files. Sounds easy enough.

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