VirtualBox virus spreadable?

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  1. GamTop

    GamTop Notebook Guru

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    Hello guys, i'm looking for a way to debug virusses in VirtualBox but im scared that i may screw up the host PC. If i disable network, sharing etc will that islolate the virus on the VM? And if the virus do manages to breakt out of the sys will my AV (Avast!) detect it before it triggers?

    Good day!
     
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    qhn Notebook User

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    VirtualBox - Virus and Malware

    VirtualBox itself has been tested against malware and virus, unless you pick up the download from some dodgy sites :D

    Saying that I would verify and check malware in share folders, network drives etc ... for bad stuffs. And yes, disabling sharing and network connections would isolate the issue, but no guaranteeing that it would not infect once back on line - unless you have a pretty good antivirus software. There is always that very small % of bad stuffs that antivirus software will miss

    cheers ...
     
  3. GamTop

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    So the chances of getting a virus from vm is ? And do you think avast can prevent the virus from triggering when its outside the host?
     
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    hockeymass that one guy

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    All that link means is that the program itself has not been found to contain malware or viruses. It certainly doesn't answer the OPs question.
     
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    No.

    Basically you can do w/e you want in VirtualBox, just make sure you know what you are doing (setting et cetera)
     
  6. GamTop

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    Thanks for the reply. Wich OS do you recommend (I was planning on testing a win32 sality ransom ware virus)?

    BTW Awesome down. speed
     
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