Originally Posted by dan7777
Say I wanted to open a suspicious file, or something that could possibly contain a virus, or spyware or whatever,
should I use a virtual machine and open the file from in there?
Would this stop any threats making their way into my os?
Thanks for any help!
I use this method for testing virus's and spyware as well, as it is far superior to simply using an anti-virus program. Your brain should be your first anti-virus, not a peice of software.
Also unless you are sharing disc drives, or have network access and credentials, its virtually impossible to spread.