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QEHNick

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AVS on a Vitual Server
« on: December 17, 2007, 03:54:48 PM »
Here's a question, would you need to install an AVS on a Virtual Server if the hosting system already had AVS on it?
Can the host AVS scan the VMDK? And if so, does that mean it's protected?

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Re: AVS on a Vitual Server
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 10:38:17 PM »
hello Nick you should have called to ask me this one :-)

Yes you should protect VM, the OS runs within VM and therefore is subject to infection like a normal workstation/server. Without installing on the VM you are at risk of the data within the vm being infected....[if that all makes sense]

The host OS won't pickup the VM sessions as they are in-effect secure machines. So buy some more licenses :-D

If you want to test for yourself goto www.eicar.com and download the test virus file while logged in to the VM machine :-)

Give me a buzz if you need anything.

av-outsource ;D