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Detect if your program is running inside a Virtual Machine

, 4 Apr 2005 CPOL
An article showing how you can programmatically check if your code is running inside a virtual machine (such as VPC or VMWare).


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About the Author

Elias Bachaalany
Web Developer
United States United States
Elias (aka lallousx86, @0xeb) has always been interested in the making of things and their inner workings.

His computer interests include system programming, reverse engineering, writing libraries, tutorials and articles.

In his free time, and apart from researching, his favorite reading topics include: dreams, metaphysics, philosophy, psychology and any other human/mystical science.

Former employee of Hex-Rays (the creators of IDA Pro), was responsible about many debugger plugins, IDAPython project ownership and what not.

Elias currently works at Microsoft as a software security engineer.

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