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Hey Forum!
I have a question.
Im wondering if Mac's need to have an antivirus. I know of ClamXav, but is it any good? & what others do you recommend?

...also. Im thinking of using either boot camp or VMWare Fusion to run Windows 7 with my new MacBook Pro. If I do this, will I need to have antivirus for both Mac & for windows?

So like, will I need to have ClamXav for the mac (when thats running) & still have AVG or AVAST etc... (for when im running WIndows 7?)

Im a bit confused. They are two different Operating Systems, but will one Antivirus cover the two..? Not too sure.

Thanks for your time guys!
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No need for antivirus on Mac OS X. You should try out the Search feature here, there is already a lengthy discussion about this here:
The Official Mac AntiVirus and Firewall FAQ

You will, however, need antivirus software for your Windows partition. Any Windows malware will only affect your Windows OS.
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Answer: no

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