AntiVirus needed in Win 7 XP Compatibility Mode?


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When I go into Windows XP Mode to use an old scanner, I note the icon in the lower right tray says my PC may be at risk because no AntiVirus is installed. Question - do I have to install an AntiVirus inside the virtual XP mode on top of the AntiVirus currently installed on Win 7?


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Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums ! :)

I haven't yet had the luxury to use XP mode as I'm currently using Windows 7 Home Premium,
But as I understand, it runs seamlessly, meaning it shouldn't require any of those things, are you sure this isn't just an XP virtual machine, again sorry, as I haven't experienced it yet.

Joe S

Excellent Member
Yes you need to install antivirus there too. Use Avast free I've had good luck with it.


Essential Member
Ok, seems how you do, thanks for the info Joe, You can choose which suite you want to install.
Whatever works for you.

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