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  • Do I need to install antivirus on virtual machine with 'Orkas'? Do I have any security risk for Host Operating System having unprotected virtual machine?
    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 10:22 PM

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  • Hi,

    No you don't need any anti-virus etc and there is no risk to your Host OS.

    This is why ORCAS CTP comes in the form of Virtual images. So if it contains some bugs or faults which may affect/crash your Host OS or any other softawre, the whole virtual environment (.vhd) is isolated and will not affect your host OS and softwares, as you can discard it any time.

    Hope this will help.

    Thanks and Regards

     

    Friday, March 23, 2007 6:51 AM

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  • Hi,

    No you don't need any anti-virus etc and there is no risk to your Host OS.

    This is why ORCAS CTP comes in the form of Virtual images. So if it contains some bugs or faults which may affect/crash your Host OS or any other softawre, the whole virtual environment (.vhd) is isolated and will not affect your host OS and softwares, as you can discard it any time.

    Hope this will help.

    Thanks and Regards

     

    Friday, March 23, 2007 6:51 AM

  • Nice writing, Now I understand more about it, Thanks for your instruction!
    Monday, November 29, 2010 8:30 AM