Chapter . Protect Your Windows Setup from Malware

As a Mac user, you’ve probably never lost any sleep over viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, and all the other nasty stuff known collectively as malware (that is, malicious software). Such programs are few and far between on Mac OS X, but they’re a gigantic problem on Windows. Now that you’re running Windows on your Mac, you have to worry about malware too, especially since a program could conceivably cause damage not only to your Windows partition (or virtual disk) but also to your Mac files. You can learn more about malware in Wikipedia:


Much of this section was inspired by Kevin van Haaren’s article “Windows Tips and Tricks for Mac Users” ...

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