Question - while I'm not planning to use this for internet access, I may end up needing to do so. Does it have any anti-virus protection from the software that's already installed under Windows 7, or do I need to add something?
While I could RTFM, it's 300+ pages and I'm hoping someone may already know!
later - asked several places, apparently there is a small chance of a virus infecting the virtual machine, but very little of it infecting anything else before it gets taken out by my anti-virus software. Since this will probably only be used for a few hours a year, and I don't really plan on using the browser at all, I think it's an acceptable risk.
later still - on reflection I've installed Avast in the virtual PC - no reason not to, and I might as well have the extra protection.