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Virtual Machine Question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Kharis, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    Quick question for you all.

    I currently use different user accounts on my pc for various things (mainly to keep internet cookies and stuff clean and to log onto different services)

    Seeing as I'm lazy and hate switching users all the time would virtual machines serve the same purpose. I'm pretty sure it will I just want to make sure.

    And what software would do you guys prefer, I'm running windows 7 so i can use the xp virual machine thingy or should i stick to vmware or anything else?
     
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    mark9510 Regular Member

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    I recommend sticking with VMWare and it will definatly serve that purpose but your machine must be capable of running a bunch of resources at once
     
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  3. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    yeah the machine is fine i won't be running anymore than one at the same time i just need a whole bunch of them.

    thanks :)
     
  4. mark9510

    mark9510 Regular Member

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    No problem and as long as you shut them off and continue working you should be good to go but im not sure if your computer will seem a little slower than usual
     
  5. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    i'll have a look at that one thanks. i don't think i'll need to do any copying between sessions
     
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    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    using this right now and as a noob, i find it pretty interesting.

    im also able to copy paste between my main os to my vm.
     
  7. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    I tackled the same problem at the turn of the new year.

    I installed VM & Windows Virtual PC then played with them a little bit. They were both "nice" but the time to set them up and maintain them was a bitch.

    But ultimately I found that "Sandboxie," a free program, did the job easier and faster. Sandboxie, as the name indicates, lets you put a program into a virtual sandbox, locking it out of the full computer.

    So if you run the version of portable Firefox you use for "John Smith" Sandboxie blocks everything not related to that software and doesn't let it see any other data. Then, you leave Sandboxie, decide to use Hyper-Article-Blast for Dr. Dogbert's SEO Boot Camp and load the software into Sandboxie. Leave that when the job is done and visit Google in your sandbox keeping Google from seeing anything but the other version of portable Firefox you use for "dogberts-secretary@gmail.com" etc.

    This is the most efficient way to handle the lock-out and keep-private all the different accounts we might use in our work.
     
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    Kharis Regular Member

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    interesting, one question about sandboxie though, can it keep stuff such as ebays assorted cookies so you don't have to reverify the account each time you run an instance
     
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    i like wmware more than virtualbox really. Only thing i have noticed sometime the connection start bitching @ vmware so it don't want to connect to internet. who knows what the fuck is causing that :eek:

    otherwise great program. In virtualbox you can copy paste text between machine and Dtop. But with vmware you can transfer files and shit
     
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    I have installed winxp VM with virtual box, they work well. However I see that all computers in my house including these VM instances have the same internet IP (cmyip.com)

    IS there anyway to have separate net IP ? I think i may need VPN or sock to fake my IP then. I need different OS and IP to use paypal. I don't want PP link all my accounts if I login in VM...