W7 bootcamp or parallels security

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

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    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 :)

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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.
  3. MacCrackAddict thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011

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