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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Install Anti-Virus Software

Every Windows computer—and that includes your Mac, now that it's running Windows—needs anti-virus software. Windows viruses are so numerous, virulent, and nasty that you'd be foolish not to avoid them if humanly possible.

Parallels includes a free six-month subscription to Kaspersky Internet Security, and Fusion includes a complimentary one-year subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus. Both packages include anti-virus, firewall, and anti-spyware features.

In my opinion, installing the anti-virus program included with your virtualization software should be a no-brainer unless you already own another anti-virus program for which you have a special fondness (prominent examples include Norton AntiVirus, AVG Anti-Virus, and ...

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