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AV and virtual machines question.


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Reddoug

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Hi All

I have a question about AV on virtual machines. Is it needed or does the AV on the host machine take care of everything. I am running Vista Home Preimum with MS Virtual PC and Virtual Box with Suse. I read the other post that a virus will stay on the virtual machine. I am running Comodo on host machine.

Thanks, Doug
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Hello Reddoug,

From what I have heard, there are types of malware capable of leaking out of the virtual machine. I run XP in MS Virtual PC 2007 on top of my Vista install, and I have an anti-virus and firewall installed in both. Personally, I think it is necessary for me to run an anti-virus in both. It also is nice to be able to download something into your VM and scan it before transferring it to your Host machine.
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I second that.
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Reddoug

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Thanks, I will install AV on both virtual machines.

Doug
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