Virtualization...More Than System Drive?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Ed_H, Feb 21, 2009.

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  1. Ed_H

    Ed_H Registered Member

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    I have been looking at adding either Returnil or Shadow Defender and both work well in my setup (DefenseWall & Avira Premium). Is it enough to protect just the system partition or should all partitions be virtualized? How likely is it that malware could damage my data partition?
     
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    I guess it may depend on what you do with your system. If you engage in risky activities then protection/virtualization of your non-system partitions is a good idea. For example, there are times when I specifically surf risky sites and or submit malware to companies. I would like something protecting my other partitions during those particular sessions and reboot when finished to continue normal activities.

    AFAIK, Returnil is working on some sort of protection for non-system partitions. I have no idea how strong the protection will be or how it works.
     
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    When I shadow my system I use Shadow Defender to shadow all my drives. Amazingly it even shadows my VM located on the d: drive, and that thing is huge. The directory is almost 55gb.

    I do this is I play with Malware in the VM machine, and that way I know my host is protected.

    Pete
     
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    Peter2150 and innerpeace,

    Thanks for the replies...

    At least for the moment, Returnil can only do the system drive. So, that pretty much narrows it down to SD I guess.
     
  5. TechOutsider

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    Returnil 2.1 beta works on all the drives/partitions. For me, it's been stable.
     
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    I tried it...liked the features a lot but lots of BSOD's. Mike said they were working on a new release a few weeks ago. Maybe I'll sit tight for a while with Returnil 2.0 and see if there is a new beta relatively soon.
     
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