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Windows 7: Virtual Machine Security

10 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Virtual Machine Security

I've just installed VMware Player to run XP and Ubuntu.

Do I need to install anti-virus, firewall and other security software or is this taken care of by the host (Windows 7 Pro)?

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10 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prospero View Post
I've just installed VMware Player to run XP and Ubuntu.

Do I need to install anti-virus, firewall and other security software or is this taken care of by the host (Windows 7 Pro)?
Prospero, You should treat any Virtual Drive Operating System as a new computer and they are vulnerable to you picking up a virus. Data comes in thru it's own Ethernet connection and does not get tested by your main OS's av.

I recommend installing an AV on each.

Unless your running DOS 6.2 on a Virtual Machine

Rich
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