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    How to treat Windows on a virtual system...
    When Windows is running on a Virtual System such as VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, or Parallels Desktop, are antiviruses required?
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
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    Yes .... Because it is still Windows . . . .. . Any virus on the Windows side will not affect the Mac OS
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    Yep, treat it the same way that you would if it were standalone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Yes .... Because it is still Windows . . . .. . Any virus on the Windows side will not affect the Mac OS
    I figured as much. Just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
    - Currently using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mavericks
    - syncs with iPhone 5S, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini

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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    Install say Microsoft Security Essentials. It is freeware and rates pretty well.

    https://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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