Parallels/Fusion virus cross over

Decelerate

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 19, 2010
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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?

Thanks
 

Isira

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

Decelerate

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 19, 2010
11
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Alright. So just not enabling folder sharing should protect my Mac files. Sounds easy enough.
Thanks