Antivirus software and general VM virus question.

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Antivirus software and general VM virus question.

Postby hotdog » 28. Mar 2009, 09:11

I've just installed Windows XP into a VM on my Mac and now presume that it would be wise to get some antivirus software for the Windows partition???

I have no idea about Windows and would really like some advice about suitable free antivirus software.

Also I would be very interested to know what happens if a VM does get infected with a virus - can the Mac host become a carrier and "vector of disease" even if it can't be infected itself? Or is the virus "trapped" within the VM? I use both a shared folder drive and USB mass storage devices with my Windows VM
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Re: Antivirus software and general VM virus question.

Postby stefan.becker » 28. Mar 2009, 12:07

Please use search function, discussed several times.

All questions on this topic are answered.

For the rest: www.free-av.de
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Re: Antivirus software and general VM virus question.

Postby hotdog » 28. Mar 2009, 12:21

I do apologise, maybe my string was insufficient but I did not find a satisfactory answer through the search, hence my post - I would be very grateful if you could direct me towards the appropriate threads or help with an answer. Thank you.
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Re: Antivirus software and general VM virus question.

Postby Sasquatch » 28. Mar 2009, 13:11

Due to crossposting, this will be locked. Anwer in your Windows Guests topic.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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