Virus Scanning...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Darkspork, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Darkspork macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know a good virus scanner that I can run on my Mac side to whenever I want to ensure my Windows side is virus free?
     
  2. Darkspork thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    You need to have an AV installed on your windows partition, If you want to scan say e-mail attachments before sending them to your window buddies then clamxav is recommended, but at present their are no known Mac viruses in the wild and your windows pals should have an AV installed anyways
     
  4. Darkspork thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. I'm trying to run a nice, fast, clean Windows gaming environment. I figure it takes MUCH less CPU and memory to just scan every file I bring in rather than constantly check inside.
     
  5. aussie.damo macrumors regular

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    As suggested, you should be running AV scanning in your Windows partition. They really aren't as taxing on the system as they used to be. Just avoid the free ones, I used Avast on a demo Windows machine and it was just awful. I use the corporate edition of Symantec now and that runs really well.

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