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I need to install antivirus on Mac’s Windows partition

I installed Windows 10 on MacBook Pro with Boot Camp. Now I would like to know if I should also install antivirus on Windows 10, or is all the antivirus protection managed by the Mac?

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Windows and Mac actually run different operating systems, so Mac can’t handle all services in Windows.

The virus can be run on Windows systems in virtual or native installation. So you need to install Antivirus on Windows systems.

We hope it answers your questions.

Of course, installing an antivirus on your Windows is recommended, but it’s not a necessity. Generally, if there was a virus, your Mac would not be damaged, as the OS X file format is only read on Windows AFAIK (unless the virus was so well done, that it ignored it).

or is all the antivirus protection managed by the Mac?

There is no way to happen that when running Windows with BootCamp, Mac is not running yet and only mounted as a read-only format on Windows. It’s almost like doing 2 different systems.

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