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Thread: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

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    Re: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by derby007 View Post
    Myself & a co-worker had an argument/discussion about how SAFE are these virtual OS's. He was convinced that the host could get infected (via MEMORY, ie. both OS's are using same physical memory) by a virus thru the guest OS.
    Is this possible, do ye think ?
    Well, anything is possible. What you are asking would be highly unlikely.
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    Re: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

    On all your advice i installed:

    AVG Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus protection...

    Many thanks..

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    Re: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

    what is impossible?
    away for a virus to infect linux is through the root account correct??
    so how could a windows virus corrupt the linux user account through visualbox? if your not running it in a root account? how could it bypass the keyring admin password?

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    Re: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

    you misunderstood...i was talking about the windows part only ...linux will be safe for the better part..Virtualbox only has user access set..

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    Re: I installed VirtualBox...do i need virus protection for windows?

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