Running Windows VM but concerning antivirus...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by comics addict, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 vm but also have Sophos Antivirus for Mac installed. Was wondering if that might be overkill ? Does anyone know if Sophos scans the virtual machine and if so wouldn't that be more than enough for the vm? So far I have encountered no performance issues on both environments due to the antivirus software but since it's fairly new my Windows vm I am still tweaking the settings to my liking. Also i have no integration besides cut-and-paste enabled on both environments.
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Sophos can't see inside your Windows virtual machine, so it can't do anything with it. You have to run antivirus inside the VM.
  3. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Ok thanks for your help.

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