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Virus protection.

by Tiborh / January 8, 2013 10:27 PM PST

Do I need a Virus protection software for my MacBook if I use the Parallel desktop 8

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Re: virus protection
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 10:33 PM PST
In reply to: Virus protection.

If you don't want viruses in your Windows installation, and your behaviour is such that you migth get them (by being connected to the Internet from Parallel), then you need protection. But if you use it just for offline gaming and other offline things and only install programs from CD, you're safe without it.

So it depends on what you're using Windows for.

Kees

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It still depends on you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2013 12:03 AM PST
In reply to: Virus protection.

As Windows was updated most drive by infections are not happening. Most of the infections are from stuff folk install or open from their emails. I'd still scan as many folk have lapses in memory or judgement.
Bob

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