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how do i connect to the internet in virtualbox and will it infect me?

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#1 saim12


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:29 AM

i need help in my virtualbox i wanna connect but im scared because i wanna test out viruses and rogues but someone said that worms will spread via internet and the only way to download the viruses is to have a internet in the guest os and will viruses escape outside the virtualbox

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#2 Stancestans


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:57 AM

Infections can break out of a virtual machine if they are made to exploit the virtualization technologies used by virtualization software, for example virtual COM ports. It's a small avenue that very few malware do exploit, but it's a potential risk nonetheless. In other words, there are pathways that malware could use to break out of a virtual environment other than just network and shared folders. The least you must do is keep the host protected. Take a look here http://superuser.com/questions/289054/is-my-host-machine-completely-isolated-from-a-virus-infected-virtual-machine to get you started.

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