Hi Oldsod,

I just wanted to get your opinion on a different approach to security (using a Virtual Machine with VMWare 5.5.8).

Consider the following scenario:

You have a Windows XP based computer with ZAISS.
You disable all browsers, and any clients which can connect with the internet.

You sole interaction with the internet (Browsers, email clients, IM clients, Skype, etc)
is done using the Virutal Machine (A plain and simple clean Windows XP image).

You set the VMWare VM so that after you exit it, it automatically reverts back to its original configuration,
erasing any malware, changes in settings, etc that might have occurred during the session.

You also configure the VM so that its totally encapsulated - No shared folders, disable cut and paste of files and clipboard.

My understanding of a virtual machine configured this way is that no malware can escape out of it to your physical machine.
Please correct me if this is not an accurate statement? Also, please let me know if you feel this system would be "bullet proof"
even if visiting the most dangerous sites on the web using the VM?



Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Software Version:7.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite