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    VMware/Bootcamp/XP... NO virus protection  ?
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    VMware/Bootcamp/XP... NO virus protection ?
    Ok...... I'm just about nearing not using XP anymore whatsoever.... I ONLY run XP through VMware to use Yahoo.. but in a few months i will not be using XP at all....

    My school requires Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint but I was just confirmed by campus tech that I CAN use a Mac as long as I have a browser that will support the campus website (online schooling)... and if I run Office 2004 or earlier... which I have for Mac...

    Question...... I want to wipe out XP and reinstall only to clean up that part of the partition of unwanted crap... and then just run Yahoo... i won't be surfing the web with XP or using any email client....

    QUESTION!!
    Am I still vulnerable to hackers/malware/spyware/bugs and viruses even if I DON"T connect to the web or email in XP?

    All web surfing and email will be done through Mac.... I will ONLY be using Yahoo on XP (for a few months)

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    VMware/Bootcamp/XP... NO virus protection  ?
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    Yes. As long as it connects to the internet it's at risk.
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    VMware/Bootcamp/XP... NO virus protection  ?
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    well..................................... crap!



    ok

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