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Security test - virtual machine on my laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I installed a w10 VM on my W7 laptop for security purposes, using Oracle VirtualBox.

    What I want to do is to test suspicious file and urls on the VM to be sure they are ok. I understand that modern malware can get that it is running on a VM and not activate itself.

    So, 2 questions:

    - Is there a way to fool the system and somehow make that VM to appear as a physical one to applications running on it ?

    - Can you please share other recommendations ?

    Thanks, kind regards

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:10 AM

Answers

  • I think you would need to ask the VirtualBox community about hiding the fact it is a VM as that would be specific to the host program.

    I use https://malwr.com/ that allow submissions of files and they run them on XP and report back. Can take awhile to report especially if the site is busy. Click some of the links under Recent Analyses for examples of the reports. Sign-up if you want to mark reports as private.

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:07 PM
  • Hi ,

    According to my research, Oracle VirtualBox is a virtualization software package developed by Oracle, not Microsoft. It is suggested to contact the Oracle VirtualBox support for help. They are the best resource to help you.

    The following channel is VirtualBox forum, hope it is helpful.
    https://forums.virtualbox.org/
    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards


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    Friday, August 12, 2016 2:13 AM
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All replies

  • I think you would need to ask the VirtualBox community about hiding the fact it is a VM as that would be specific to the host program.

    I use https://malwr.com/ that allow submissions of files and they run them on XP and report back. Can take awhile to report especially if the site is busy. Click some of the links under Recent Analyses for examples of the reports. Sign-up if you want to mark reports as private.

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:07 PM
  • Hi ,

    According to my research, Oracle VirtualBox is a virtualization software package developed by Oracle, not Microsoft. It is suggested to contact the Oracle VirtualBox support for help. They are the best resource to help you.

    The following channel is VirtualBox forum, hope it is helpful.
    https://forums.virtualbox.org/
    NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, August 12, 2016 2:13 AM
    Moderator
  • It is simple for an application to test for the existence of VirtualBox VM Client. If it is there, then it would be a vm.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:22 AM