Security of hyper-v virtual machine

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by W8NOVICE, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. W8NOVICE

    W8NOVICE New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I would run AV software on the virtual machine just to be safe.
    Joe
     
  3. strollin

    strollin Senior Member

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    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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