is XPMode safe for testing applications?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by SilverNight, May 20, 2010.

  1. SilverNight

    SilverNight Guest

    I have installed the xp mode and work great.
    But i have some question about xpmode.
    My usage of xp mode is testing some trial version applications, some of
    them maybe possible malicious software.

    Would apps installed at xp mode has ability leave any footprint to
    window 7(host OS) ?
    Include registry,system file etc...
     
    SilverNight, May 20, 2010
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  2. SilverNight

    Steve Jain Guest

    Depends. Is your XP VM connected to the network? If so, then a malicious
    program could infect any other computer via the network.
    I don't know of any programs that can infect a host PC from a VM if there is
    no network connection. The VM is essentially a separate container from the
    host.
     
    Steve Jain, May 21, 2010
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