Security of hyper-v virtual machine

I'm running W8 and have created a virtual W7 using hyper-v. I very rarely connect the real computer to the Internet. If I always turn off the virtual W7 before I connect the computer to the Internet, do I need security software for the virtual W7?

Thanks in advance and thanks to the moderator.

Joe S

Excellent Member
I would run AV software on the virtual machine just to be safe.


Senior Member
Personally, I treat a virtual machine as if it were a physical machine so I run AV software and install Windows updates and such.

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