Virus On Chrome OS?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Konata Izumi, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    I'm running ChromeOS under Windows XP Pro SP3 via VirtualBox.
    My question is:

    If I download a virus on ChromeOS, does Windows XP Pro gets infected?
     
  2. s23

    s23 Registered Member

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    Re: VIRUS ON CHROMEOS?

    Is a hard task for a virus do this... normally you encounter malware that can detect the virtual enviroment and behave in a non malicious way...but escape from the virtual OS and infect the Host machine... is not a common thing... there is some examples where this happened, normally by exploits in the virtualization software if I'm not wrong... but i never encountered someone infected in this way...
    I believe this can only happen to you if you share a folder with the host machine... and execute a malware in the virtual OS, and it copy yourself to the Host...
     
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