Post by MistressScambait on Apr 21, 2020 13:30:42 GMT
VM's are good to have when you are calling these fake Tech Support websites....and while I don't have one (yet!), here are some things to know:
A Virtual Machine is a computer system that is isolated from the main operating system, essentially a computer within a computer. It runs in a window and behaves like an actual computer giving the end user the same experience as they would have on the host operating system itself. It has its own virtual hardware including CPU's, memory, hard drives and network interfaces. Having a VM will protect your computer from viruses and malware.
Vm's can work on Microsoft, Mac, Linux and Solaris PC's.
It will run on pretty much any Windows or Mac .. but some of the RAM/Memory and Processor will be allocated to the virtual machine (whenever it is running). It makes sense for the host PC therefore to be FAIRLY powerful. My crappy Windows 8 machine managed to run a Linux and a Windows VM at the same time so it's really not a big deal.
It IS great to watch a scammer trying to screw up your PC and not give a damn because with 2 clicks you can trash that VM and create a new one. If you have a go you will see there really is no big technical challenge to setting this up.