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Regarding virtual machines and antivirus tools

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  • Windows 7
  • Virtual Machine
  • Antivirus
  • Security Essentials
Last response: in Windows 7
May 22, 2014 4:21:29 PM

Greetings guys. I have a virtual machine running on my desktop. Both physical and virtual machines running win7. Do you guys know if my physical machine's antivirus will scan the virtual machine's files? I'm using security essentials btw. I appreciate any input.

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May 22, 2014 4:27:34 PM

It's 2 different machines. The software sees it as 2 different machine. You need antivirus on both.
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May 22, 2014 4:30:46 PM

lalavarezguillen said:
Greetings guys. I have a virtual machine running on my desktop. Both physical and virtual machines running win7. Do you guys know if my physical machine's antivirus will scan the virtual machine's files? I'm using security essentials btw. I appreciate any input.


The host machine (and AV) sees the VM as a single file. It needs its own AV system.
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