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Virus Testing

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by slyuen, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. slyuen

    slyuen Byte Poster

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    Would deadly viruses that are tested on the guest pc affect the host pc?
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Do you know what Virus you might be up against?

    Si
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    You're testing a virus?

    Not to sure about how it would affect the host. Although the uest is self contained the host may still be able to access its files.

    The best option though would be to disable networking on the guest, just to be safe.
     
  4. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    If you've got a virus that propogates across networks and your VM is bridged to the host OS, then you could well be entering a world of pain. The best thing to do would be to set the VM up with no networking ability, then you should be OK.
     
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  5. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    if you have the network bridge between the host and guest then yes i would think it would affect the host..
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    make sure your not testing a nastie that propogates through your network, cuz believe me, if you haven't got a fix for it, its gonna be a long night... :oops:
     

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