Parallels Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kkamin, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. kkamin macrumors member

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    If I picked up a PC virus while running Parallels, could it infect my Mac? I know that PC viruses usually are harmless and unreadable by a the Mac OS. But I'm concerned since Parallel's is so heavily embedded in my Mac system and not on a separate partition.

    Also, are there anythings I need to look out for with Parallels?

    Thanks,

    Kkamin
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    A Windows virus (if you mean that with "PC virus") can't harm Mac OS X, regardless how you obtained it. Why not install an AV software on your Windows VM to protect Windows?

     
  3. kkamin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you sir!
     

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