Follow up Question Was: Re: Virtal Machine preferences?

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Sep 16 13:08:05 UTC 2009

Patton Echols wrote:

> Thanks again to all the good insights from all who responded.  I ended
> up with the Virtualbox PUEL version.  It really is easy to install if
> you are not fussed about the non-free parts.
> Follow up (Hijacking my own thread?) 

You can hardly hijack a thread when your post is in a new thread (ie, there 
is no "In-Reply-To" or "References" header...

> Since it is still windows, it will
> be susceptible to virii just like a hardware box.  But everything has to
> go through the host system, so would clamav on the ubuntu host protect
> windows?  Or does it need it's own av solution?

It depends what access your VM has to the 'net.  If it can browse the web 
and get email, etc, clamav won't help unless everything's proxied through 
the host.  


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