3186: What is "Kapersky Internet Security"...

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by dizzydeane, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. dizzydeane

    dizzydeane

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    And should I install it from the Action menu?... Also who is/was Kapersky ?
     
  2. jkneen

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  3. dizzydeane

    dizzydeane

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    Tanx, BUT ...

    Google had ~312,000 Kapersky url links & is useless (until later) for my real #1 question: "Should I install Kapersky Internet Security from the 3186 Action menu?". Again TANX.

    PS: This "Kapersky thing" is new in 3186, ain't it? :confused:
     
  4. darkone

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    its antivirus and spyware protection.. if you already have that, then no dont install it.. if you dont have it.. firstly slap yourself for being a windows user who doesnt have at least antivirus, then install it.. its free for 6 months.. that'l give you time to find free alternatives.
     
  5. purpanther

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    I run windows in parallels and can choose to not save that session. Also, a virus inside the virtual machine cannot affect my host operating system ... so why do we need antivirus/antimalware software running? Seems like a huge waste of resources. Do you also run inside a regular user account in the virtual machine? If so why?
     
  6. dotcomjunkie

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    I treat my guest OS the same as if it was running on a real machine...to date I am not aware of any way for a virus to impact the host operating system, but I do not want a virus on my guest OS any more than I want one on a real machine...

    If you are interested in a solid FREE antivirus and/or spyware solution for Windows, check out the products from AVG:

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    Cheers!
     
  7. dkp

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    Rubbish. Of course a Windows virus can affect your host. It needs only that you have sharing enabled. Global sharing is the very best option for a Windows virus to play with your host, but local sharing is just fine too. A Windows virus can install another virtual machine on your host, a Linux spambot, for example. A Windows virus can copy your virtual machines to a remote site where they will be installable and useable by the thief. A Windows virus can plant dangerous or exploitive code in unusual places on your host. There is actually nothing that you do on your host that a Windows virus cannot also do.
     

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