Security in Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Gryfon19, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Gryfon19 macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to install Boot Camp and Windows XP on my Mac Mini soon. I know that Macs are generally more safe out of the box when it comes to viruses and hackers. However, with a partition and Windows installed do I need to do my part to install some protective software (ad-ware, spyware, etc. blockers)? It seems I would need to since Windows is completely separate from OS X, but I want to make sure I understand it correctly. Thanks!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    When you are running Windows under bootcamp your computer will behave exactly like any other PC and thus will be vulnerable to exactly the same issues of viruses, spyware, etc. You should take the same protections as you would for any other PC.
     
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