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acevh3
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safe from viruses?

Running XP as guest on OS-X

If I use the Virtual Machine menu (Network settings) and select "Disconnect Network", can I run XP with no firewall and no antivirus software, and not have to worry about anything corrupting the installation? (For what I'm doing I don't need to access the internet.)

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You might worry about malware getting into your virtual machines through other methods (e.g. if you drag-and-drop an infected file, or access a CD with an infected file, etc.), but apart from that, it should be fine. You might consider going into the virtual machine's Settings and removing the network adapter to make sure you don't accidentally enable it.

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