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Windows 7: Must I Install Antivirus for Dual Boot?

22 Jan 2009   #1
SevenEleven

Vista Ultimate
 
 
Must I Install Antivirus for Dual Boot?

Hello!
I'm dual booting Vista/Windows7. Do I need to install an antivirus software on each partitiion or one should protect both partitions? Also, same as question regarding setting system restore point.

Thanks in advance..


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22 Jan 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

If you use a resident scanner then you'll need an A/V installed for each OS, otherwise you can probably get away with it being installed on one OS only.

Definitely create a restore point in each OS
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22 Jan 2009   #3
SevenEleven

Vista Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for your reply.
Excuse my ignorance, what is a resident scanner? I have AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 (paid version). Would it be sufficient for both OS?

Thanks.
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22 Jan 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Resident means built-in, which you have on one OS. You should install it again on your other OS. Or use AVG free for one of them perhaps.

If you are signed into one system and the resident scanner is on the other one it isn't actively protecting you at all.
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22 Jan 2009   #5
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

the resident scanner when active works in real time, not just on scheduled scans. it scans files which are actively being accessed time now.
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22 Jan 2009   #6
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenEleven View Post
Hello!
I'm dual booting Vista/Windows7. Do I need to install an antivirus software on each partitiion or one should protect both partitions? Also, same as question regarding setting system restore point.

Thanks in advance..
Play it safe put it on both, much simpler, and safer.
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10 May 2010   #7
CamA

Windows Vista
 
 

You need an anti-virus program installed for each OS Try AVG free from Trust Download - Free windows software download or any other website.
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