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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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How to prevent possible virus in VM affects host computer but let VM has internet access/file transfer? [duplicate]

I would like to use VM as a testing place and virus may happen in VM. I know if I totally cut off any internet setting and no file sharing with VM, then VM is safe except for senior hacker, but how ...
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Virtual machine and virus on Host [closed]

The answer should be obvious but I ask anyway. If the host is virus infected with a keylogger and you do sensitive stuff on a virtual linux client, that information is being logged by the keylogger. ...
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Is my host machine completely isolated from a virus-infected virtual machine?

If I am running a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using VMWare or VirtualBox (or anything else) and the virtual machine is completelly overloaded with viruses and another malicious code, ...
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2answers
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Executing virus in VIRTUAL MACHINE

I want to execute a malware file in the virtual environment OS which i am using in Windows XP. But when i try that, my Kaspersky on my pc detects the threat and deletes it. Do you know any other way, ...
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4answers
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How do I check if a program can potentially be a virus?

I am running Windows XP in a VM. I want to download a few applications and install the one by one and check if they potentially can be a virus. I assume virus would need to add something to the ...
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4answers
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What's the best approch when installing suspicious software?

Some online game on Facebook needs virtual coins. A way to earn coins is by installing trial software, such as a PDF reader (as it claims). Is a virtual PC the safest bet in this case? I'm concerned ...
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8answers
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Virtual Machine and Virus

I have a requirement for which I have to get online without protection (firewall, anti-virus). At the same time, I don't want to risk getting infected with viruses. If I install a virtual machine ...
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6answers
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Best VM for testing files?

What would be the best (and most secure) virtual machine for testing files to see if they are clean? Could I run a program and see all the threads / files that it is writing to the hard drive like ...
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Can a virus from a virtualbox vm affect the host computer?

Can a virus from a VirtualBox VM affect the host computer?