VMware recommends running antivirus software to ensure a secure and safe Windows experience on your Mac.

VMware has partnered with McAfee, Inc. to offer VMware Fusion users a complimentary 12-month subscription to McAfee VirusScan® Plus.

McAfee VirusScan Plus is supported on the following guest operating systems:

Windows 2000 Professional SP4

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Windows 7 SP1 x86

Windows Vista SP2 x64

windows Vista SP2 x86

Windows XP SP3


Access the installer for the antivirus software.

When you create a virtual machine, after VMware Tools installs, a dialog appears asking if you want to install McAfee VirusScan Plus. Click Install to start the McAfee installation wizard

In an existing Windows virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Install McAfee VirusScan Plus. The McAfee installation wizard appears.


Click Next in the McAfee Security Center window to install the antivirus software into your Windows virtual machine.