AntiVirus needed in Win 7 XP Compatibility Mode?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by cherrio, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. cherrio

    cherrio Honorable Member

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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?
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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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.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Yes you need to install antivirus there too. Use Avast freehttp://www.avast.com/ I've had good luck with it.
    Joe
     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    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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