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donnapenn
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Are virtual PCs running Fusion on a MAC vulnerable to viruses?

Everytime I start up VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro, a message window pops up telling me I have no virus protection installed and my computer is vulnerable to viruses, etc? Is this applicable to a virtual PC like what those of us using VMWare are doing? If so, what do you recommend I install and do I install it only on my virtual PC or on my mac or both? Thanks.

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Treat a virtual machine the same way as you would a physical one with regards to security. They are just as vulnerable as a similarly configured piece of hardware. I don't have any opinions on antivirus. I personally think it's OK to skip on the Mac side because I don't know of any wild viruses that affect the Mac; if you're worried, you should use both.

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donnapenn
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Thank you so very much.

I appreciate the advice and will do some anti-virus shopping. Agree

about the mac.

Best.

Donna

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