W7 bootcamp or parallels security

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCrackAddict, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

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    so i have a copy of w7 ultimate to run for a few bits and pieces. But all i would like to know is that i believe w7 via bootcamp is only as secure as your average PC. I was curious to know if i run the same risks of exposing my mac to trojans and what not if i use parallels instead?

    it doesn't really bother me what i have to use this is aimed at security :)

    thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Windows is no more secure in parallels as it is in bootcamp. The only difference is that windows does not have direct access to the hardware, so a virus cannot write directly to the hard drive.

    You will need an antivirus software regardless which way you go.
     
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