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Windows 7: Anti-virus for Virtual Machine...

30 May 2009   #1
apollo911

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 
Anti-virus for Virtual Machine...

..having got XP up and running in a Virtual Machine it was bugging me to install Anti-Virus software..

out of interest I contacted a number of the major AV companies asking about licencing for running XP under Windows 7..

Bullguard and Kaspersky said that only one licence was required.

ESET and Panda said two were needed, one for 7 and one for the VM.

AVG said they didn't support W7.

Symantec said it wasn't possible to install IS into a VM (??).

Macafee - well, they didn't seem to understand the question.


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30 May 2009   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Avast appears to be working here.
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30 May 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The free version of Avira works in it, or how about Avast?
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30 May 2009   #4
apollo911

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 

yes, thanks ~ I know, I was just interested in the attitude of the different companies.
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31 May 2009   #5
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote:
Symantec said it wasn't possible to install IS into a VM (??).
hahaha .... that's good stuff.
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31 May 2009   #6
steele84

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollo911 View Post
..having got XP up and running in a Virtual

Macafee - well, they didn't seem to understand the question.
Even better !
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04 Jun 2009   #7
drevilwebmaster

 
 

the ms technet site recommends running a virus checker on you virtual hard drives, i have used symantec endpoint protection 11.0.4
but it seems to run pretty slow.

as far as licenses go i would expect that you need to have a license for each virtual machine(partition) that you are running. There was a public beta for diskeeper velocity which defrags virtual drives and one of their questions was on charging for drives.
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09 Jun 2009   #8
NoDoze

Windows 7
 
 

I run ClamWin ...on Win7 and XP VM.
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09 Jun 2009   #9
quad

Windows 7 RC
 
 

I use the free version of AVG on all of my PC's.
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09 Jun 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im running Sophos Klingon Anti-Virus (seriously)
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