[nSLUG] Security in virtual machines

Stephen Gregory nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Tue Sep 16 12:29:34 ADT 2014


On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Frank Geitzler
<frank.geitzler at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> Can a virus-scanner (eg. Norton, or even Avast!) be run in a VM?

Absolutely. Most of the time a VM is just another computer. Software
in a VM generally works unless it wants direct access to hardware such
as a GPU, or tries to bit bang a parallel port. (even then if your
computer has iommu support direct hardware access can be pretty good.)

-- 
sg


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