Safety Advices?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by benc5, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. benc5

    benc5 Bit poster

    Hey Parallels Users,

    it recently happend: a user opened an E-Mail from within the macOS Mail App and maybe opened the attachment. The result was the KRAB crypto trojan and it encrypted the whole WIndows 7 VM.

    Now, I'm wondering - what do you guys do to prevent that?

    In order to use Coherence Mode, we have to share Apps with/between macOS and Windows 7. We only use one Windows App, nothing else. Unfortunately it needs Internet Access. I'd like to keep using Coherence Mode, but not let macOS open WIndows files within Windows - just ignore them.

    Do you get me?

    Thank you!
  2. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Parallels Team

    Hi @benc5, yes if I get you right you want to keep using Windows in Coherence mode but not share apps between Mac and Windows. This is possible, open Win7 VM configuration > Options:
    • Under Applications you can disable app sharing from Mac to Windows and opposite (two separate options)
    • Under Sharing you can specify where to open web links - on Mac or in Windows.

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