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Re: [Full-disclosure] Virtual Machine Trojans: a new type of threat?

From: Julio César García Vizcaíno (fuego216gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 23:38:20 CDT


This is a very known issue in malware testing.

The threat depends on the AV used in the host.

It would be interesting which AVs really scan the virtual machines
files.

Bye!!

El vie, 17-04-2009 a las 14:09 -0700, Peter Ferrie escribió:
> > When a user downloads a virtual machine from the Internet, and then
> > runs it on his/her computer, the antivirus installed in the host machine
> > simply does not have access to the virtual machine, so the virtual machine
> > does not get scanned.
>
> That is simply not true. AVs can see inside VM images, and scan the files.
> The user can also install the AV inside the VM, which will also see the files.
>
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