If you install MEMZ on a VM from Oracle VirtualBox, does it spread to your host?

knight

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Hi there, I own a YouTube channel and for a 300 subscriber special I want to destroy Windows ME with MEMZ, BonziBUDDY, SpySheriff and some other viruses I can find! Do the viruses I download spread to my host computer? I really don't want it to, that computer cost me a lot of money. Please answer as soon as possible.
 

ussnorway

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Do the viruses I download spread to my host computer?.
in the case of Memz, yes it can... it was made to kill Windows systems and I don't recommend it on any system you want to keep
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
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If the malware payloads have vm escape code then it's possible otherwise no it shouldn't be able to affect the host system.
 

nmsuk

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I just wouldn't risk it. Theres a minor chance of escape very minor if set up correctly. But still I wouldn't risk it.
 

Neemobeer

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I run malware samples all the time in a VM during my basic dynamic analysis. I do take a lot of other precautions though such as running the VM on a Linux based host, I still run several scanners on the host after I'm done. I also have my malware lab in an isolated network segment with another firewall. The host box has nothing on it that I'm worried about losing so if i need to I can wipe and reload it.
 
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