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stev32k
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[WIN7] Is an AV required for a VM?

I have a virtual machine installed on win 7 and it keeps telling my I need an AV program. Is this true? I have MSE installed under win7 and wonder if I really need an anti virus on the VM?

Edit: A related question: Should the virtual machine be updated just like a regular XP machine?

psloss
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said by stev32k:

I have a virtual machine installed on win 7 and it keeps telling my I need an AV program. Is this true? I have MSE installed under win7 and wonder if I really need an anti virus on the VM?

Depends on what one is doing in the VM. It's kind of a variation of the more general question of whether a machine needs anti-virus. It's possible to run AV on both or neither.

Is there anything you do on the VM or save on the VM that you want to protect?


stev32k
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Yes, I have two old programs I run on the VM and need to save the data they generate.