Virtual PC Question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by topspin98, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. topspin98 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2004
    I was thinking of getting Virtual PC and I was just wondering if i get it, will spys and bugs get on my system?
  2. skp574 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2005
    I have VPC running on my PB. TBH, I can't be bothered to download all the security updates and service packs. I will only be using it to run the odd bit or software that has no Mac alternative, i.e. Programming Philips Pronto remote controls and Lutron Homeworks lighting systems.

    It doesn't have access to a shared folder on the Mac. So nothing can get onto the Mac file system. Everything is saved to a USB key anyway. I have Virex installed which will probably pick anything up. I can't be asked to install AV software as VPC is slow enough anyway.

    I won't setup email and will do only basic web browsing on VPC. I be pretty safe.

  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Virtual PC runs Windows within a virtual machine. You can get spyware and viruses in the Windows installation, but they can't affect Mac OS X.

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