Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
Instead of trying to figure a way not to use a anti virus why not just install MSE and be done with it.
My employer pays for my VM OS licenses and I use them mostly in a commercial setting. So maybe my usage pattern is too different from most users - thus installing AV may be best.
But to address your question (why not just install MSE
The VM will need more RAM assigned. (only have 3.8GB in the host to work with). The VM cannot easily be frozen. The XP SP2 VHD goes from 3GB to almost 6GB when fully patched to SP3 and with MSE - this impacts the time that it takes to start. (I start/stop them several times per work day.)
These XP VMs mainly for two apps or for testing stuff. No Java (unless testing that). Firewall is on. I run 4 VMs at once; all chewing away on the same two apps. Each VM is assigned one CPU core and run at a low process priority via Prio
- so as to not slow down the host too much.
WDO shows the VHDs to be clean... but again, they are frozen.