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    Nov 30, 2006
    Rockford, OH
    2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm, SuperDrive 6x
    Concerns with running Bootcamp on my Mac.
    So I just want to install Windows on my Mac so I can play games, but I want to make sure I don't get any viruses that infect windows. If I just load up Windows, do I have any problem if all I do is got on the game I want to play, maybe play online, but no websearching or anything like that? Or is being online in general leave me up to attack, so I should download the security updates?


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    Sep 15, 2006
    Games generally do not infect your computer with spyware or viruses when you play online. If you're only going to play games, I recommend getting a free virus scanner (such as AVG) and a free spyware scanner (such as ad-aware personal edition). You should run the virus scan once a month or so, and the spyware scan once every 10 days. Yes, do download the Microsoft Security Updates.
    Windows on the Mac - Forums and free support for Boot Camp, Parallels, and VMWare.

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    Jun 03, 2006
    Denver Colorado
    2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo MBP, iPhone 5, iPad 3
    bottom line, when you boot windows on a mac its basically a PC. so you will need all of your virus software, spyware etc to keep it safe.

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    Jan 15, 2006
    Mac Pro 2.66GHz Quad, 1GB RAM
    If you dont ever use the web you dont have to worry.
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