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Old 02-06-2011, 04:46 AM   #1
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Detect viruses inside the .vmdk(VMware "Virtual MAchine Disk Format") image?


I have set up a virtual machine under VMware Player 3.1.2 in Debian. Operating system of this virtual machine is a Windows Server 2003. I would like to periodically test this Windows Server 2003 installation for viruses. Obvious solution would be to install an AV software under this Windows Server 2003 installation. However, I was wondering, is this possible to use NOD32 for Linux or clamav in order to test this Windows Server 2003 installation for viruses? Is NOD32 for Linux able to detect viruses inside the .vmdk file?
 
Old 02-06-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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Greetingz!

Not sure how reliable things like heuristics scanning would be on a VMDK file, as I've heard of false-positives on OSX and Windows systems that run VMware Server. I would suggest something like AVGfree for your Windows 2k3 VM.
 
  


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