Is there any real reason why NIS 2010 does not run properly inside of a VM? It uses 100% CPU most of the time when malware testing. Just wondering thats all. But on a real mahcine without a VM NIS runs awesome. Driver issue?
To clarify something. Are you attempting to install NIS under the VM itself or are you having problems with NIS working alongside the VM?
If you are trying to install NIS under the VM, I honestly doubt that it would be possible to make it work properly inside of a VM.
The VM is not truly the underlying OS, it is just a VM. The real protection is integration with the underlying OS.
For example if you have Windows 7 and are running a WIndows XP VM and install NIS under the XP VM, how can NIS manage this? The real OS is still Windows 7. If NIS is installed in Windows 7, then the VM is also protected because the underlying OS is protected.
I do know that Symantec has done a lot of testing with VM's as indicated by a Symantec employee here. So it definitely should be able to run alongside the VM.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about the VM and I looked into it to some extent while dealing with similar issues in a Win 7/XP dual boot. I was curious enough about it to phone Kaspersky and McAfee support to also get their take on the situation.
They both said the same thing, that a separate installation and its own licence would be required on a VM system.
This post by Tony Weiss might shed some light as far as the separate installation of Norton in a virtual environment.
I had difficulties with Norton scanning back and forth, from one O/S to another on a dual boot without a separate boot manager. The same issues are likely to develop on a Virtual drive. There isn't a lot of information available as yet as to why, but a search on the forum does provide links to earlier problems.
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