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Running a Custom Bot on Windows VPS...Will That Make me Immune to Viruses or Spyware???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by instaboy, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    just curious which would be the 100% safest option in protecting myself if i were to run a custom built bot on my Mac?

    running the bot thru a windows vps?
    or running the bot thru a virtual pc program like Parallels?
     
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    None of these options will prevent you from getting Immune to Viruses or Spyware.
     
  3. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You 're safe to run it on Parallels if you make sure to not share anything from your mac to the windows vm (by default it shares your home folder).
     
  4. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    thanks! great tip. i am downloading parallels as we speak. is it just a simple setting where i can turn off the home folder sharing option?
    couldnt u also do this in Windows VPS?
     
  5. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    even if i were to disable home folder sharing on Parallels?
    how could parallels harm my mac if i just use it to run the bot and i dont store any info on it?
     
  6. instaboy

    instaboy Registered Member

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    also another general question:
    would i still need to install any kind of spyware, ant-virus software if i were to run the bot in parallels?