Recommended VMFusion Antivirus Software

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  1. technorev macrumors newbie

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    Greetings, does anyone have a good recommendation for an AntiVirus software for VM Fusion on the MAC. I've read that some of the AVS interferes with how VM Fusion functions. I would like to protect my machine but not afflict it. Thanks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    You mean, you are looking for an Anti-Virus to run in Windows. I would suggest CA (formerly Computer Associates) Anti-Virus or AVG Free Anti-Virus. I would avoid Norton AV like a plague.

    TEG
     
  3. voxnj macrumors regular

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    I use MircoTrend. It works well and doesn't bog down Fusion.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The latest VMWare Fusion 2.0 beta comes with a one year subscription to McAfee antivirus.

    I've been using AVG Free up to now. Not that I've actually booted up my Windows VM much in the past few months - I've done so only to get Windows updates.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Do not under any circumstances use McAfee AV, it is nearly as bad a Norton... Bloatware.

    TEG
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I use AVG Free too

    I'm not sure if it is any good... but I haven't had any problems

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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  10. andyclhui macrumors newbie

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    I also vote for Avast. It's free and it doesn't eat up much CPU resources.
     
  11. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    i was using avg free for awhile, but it started acting up a bit, so i switched to avast. either one seems to work fine and are both free for personal use.
     
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  13. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use anything. If something goes wrong I just reinstall the virtual machine or roll back (using the new auto snapshot feature) to a time when it was fine.
     
  14. boast macrumors 65816

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    do you remember what specific AVs you read that cause problems with vmware?
     

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