A friend of mine emailed me the other day:
I recently installed Windows 8 on my Mac as a virtual machine using Parallels. Do I need to install virus/security software to protect my VM?
Here’s my answer back:
Short answer: Yes.
Longer answer: Hell yes!
Longest answer: It’s Windows, ain’t it?
For anti-virus, I just tell people to install Microsoft’s free offering. It works well enough, it’s free, it auto-updates, & it doesn’t use an obscene amount of system resources.