Antivirus Protection in XP mode of Windows 7

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  1. AMD

    AMD Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone advise whether this is needed in XP mode. I am presuming it is required as a note in the taskbar balloon is saying "no antivirus detected"

    If this is the case, do i simply install the same protection (Avast Premier)
    in XP mode ?

    Many Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    No, just use "Undo Disks". To get rid of the tray icon, go to Control Panel > Security Center > Change the way Security Center alerts me > Uncheck Virus Protection > OK.
     
  3. FanJ

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    Hi J_L,

    Can you explain why no Antivirus Protection in XP mode of Windows 7 is needed? (that is how I read your post).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708352(v=ws.10).aspx

    In XP Mode, follow my instructions to get rid of the "no antivirus detected" tray icon.

    As for Guest to Host infections, I'd like to see an in-the-wild kernel exploit (that can be prevented by an AV) do that without you manually transferring and executing the files.
     
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