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Windows Virtual PC - Do I Need An Antivirus?

I have NIS 2012 (v19.7.0.9) installed on my Win7 Pro x64 laptop and it is working fine.  It is a 3-PC license and all 3 installations are used.  The remaining 2 licenses are installed on other WinXP desktop PCs.

I have Windows Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode installed on this laptop to run some older programs.  This is also working fine.

My question is this - do I need a separate antivirus program installed in the Virtual PC XP Mode?  If I have internet activity going on from within the XP Mode VM, does that internet traffic go through NIS which I have installed on Win7, or do I need an additional antivirus program installed within XP Mode?

Thanks for any guidance.