Running Parallels Desktop 11 with Windows 10. Do I need to install virus protection?

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  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    I am running Parallels Desktop 11. I am running it in the default mode with Windows 10.

    Do I need to install Virus Protrction?

    If so, is Windows Defender sufficient or do I need another product?

    Do I need to disable Windows Defender, if I install another product?

    What other oroducts have you found to work well?

    I am an infrequent user of Windows 10, but I am not sure if that matters.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think Windows Defender is pretty meek. How will you be using this? If you're connecting to the net from within windows then it may be better to get a more robust solution.

    I use Avast but I also found Malwarebytes to be pretty good as well. There's others to be sure but those are the ones I'm familiar with.

    When you install another antivirus application, it will automatically disable Windows defender.

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