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PEN10k

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Jul 3, 2012
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Hello guys

I just got my rMBP, and I want to create a Windows 7 partition.

- Does any of you have installed any antivirus applications, if yes, which ones?

Thanks,
PEN10k
 

PEN10k

macrumors regular
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Jul 3, 2012
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Denmark
Pick your evil... They are all bulky-memory-hogging software.
I use MS Security Essentials cause it's free.

Alright. Just was wondering if anyone had any tips in proportion to which software you should pick.

But thanks for the answer!
 
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MacDawg

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I too, would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials
Free and works well enough

You can also consider Avast or AVG (free versions both)
But I settled on MSE
 
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Alameda

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Jun 22, 2012
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Alright. Just was wondering if anyone had any tips in proportion to which software you should pick.

But thanks for the answer!
There's really no need to connect Windows to the Internet if you use a Mac, unless you're testing web pages you develop. Otherwise, limit Windows to just the productivity apps you need.
 
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Grannyville7989

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I use Microsoft Security Essentials on all of my Windows machines. I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a lightweight, barebones, and effective antivirus for their PC.
 
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kzhlin

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Aug 5, 2012
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SOMETIMES places like Fry's offer rebates which essentially make McAfee or Norton free. Check the ads and you might get lucky.
 
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Dustman

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Simple common-sense should be fine. I've been using it as my antivirus since about 2008 and haven't gotten a single virus. Sometime's ill install ad-aware if I accidentally install a toolbar or something, but then I uninstall it directly after. Id rather have my system resources going to my applications I use, not some anti-virus scanner.
 
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dba415

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I have used microsoft security essentials ever since it came out and have had zero problems.
 
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