windows in mac antivirus

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by meanderlight, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. meanderlight macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm a long term windows user having to turned to the mac side :)

    I've just installed Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro using Parallels Desktop, my question do I need to install anti virus software on Windows 7 when running it through the mac

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    When you connect to the internet with you Windows 7 VM, then it is advised to do so.

    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.
    Also know, that the term "virus" is often used to refer to other kinds of malware, but there are differences, which you can find out by reading the following:

    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
     
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Microsoft Security Essentials on your Windows 7 partition is free and will solve your concern.
     
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