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Offline Paranoia

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Avast for Mac and Avast for widows
« on: June 08, 2010, 06:14:32 PM »
I am new to Mac and want to provide Avast protection to the Mac OS as well as to Virtual XP.
Will Avast for Mac also scan virtual xp? Do I need to install Avast for windows  in Virtual XP in addition to Avast for Mac?

Thanks

Offline zilog

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Re: Avast for Mac and Avast for widows
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 12:58:12 PM »
I am new to Mac and want to provide Avast protection to the Mac OS as well as to Virtual XP.
Will Avast for Mac also scan virtual xp? Do I need to install Avast for windows  in Virtual XP in addition to Avast for Mac?

Thanks


hello,
simply, avast will scan what's mounted, on all platforms. image file for a virtual machine will be considered just a plain file. avast won't interpret it as a filesystem by itself.
so, either mount it and scan as any other mounted filesystem, or, install avast inside the virtual machine too.

regards,
pc
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