PC viruses on virtual PC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by briegull, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. briegull macrumors newbie

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    I tend to keep my macbook pro, bought a year ago, on more or less constantly, putting it to sleep at night. I frequently have VMware Fusion running XP on it then. I almost never access the internet on the PC side (unless I'm checking the compatibility of a web page).

    My router has a firewall on it.

    I use gmail and follow the usual precautions against opening strange documents, etc. (I also have a supplemental fan sitting under it)

    I have no virus or malware or spyware protection on either the mac or the PC, although I do run occasional checks for them and have never found anything suspicious.

    my question: am I living dangerously by having the pc "running" all the time? or the mac?
     
  2. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Jul 11, 2008
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    If it's just "running" then it should be okay. As long as you don't visit dangerous sites.

    I've never used any anti-virus software on my 2 year old PC laptop and my other desktops at home... I'm totally fine with them.

    All I do is run Windows Defender (Vista) or some spyware... just in case some sites I visit aren't nice. Haha.
     

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