Can I get a virus?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Koolkid49, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Koolkid49

    Koolkid49

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    If I get a windows virus on my mac can it infect my VM? I know that a virus on my Vm won't affect my mac.
     
  2. lnemo

    lnemo

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    Highly unlikely. The virus that could harm your VM from the host side would have to be a Windows virus that's somehow functional under OS X AND be able to manipulate the VM's HDD. Never say never but for now this is so specialized that I wouldn't consider it being a risk.

    You still can easily raise an additional wall in this scenario: Just add encryption to your VM (configuration/safety) - that should prevent any virus from directly editing your VM.
     

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