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Detect if your program is running inside a Virtual Machine

, 4 Apr 2005
An article showing how you can programmatically check if your code is running inside a virtual machine (such as VPC or VMWare).
vmdetect_files.zip
Source
Common
CSharpTest
App.ico
CSharpTest.csproj.user
VBTest
VBTest.vbproj.user
VCTest
res
VmDetect.ico
vmware.ico
vpc.ico
VmDetect.clw
VmDetect.dsp
VmDetect.dsw
VmDetectLibrary
app.ico
Binaries
CSharpTest.exe
VBTest.exe
VmDetect.exe
VmDetectLibrary.dll

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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.
 
More articles and blog posts can be found here:
 
- http://lallousx86.wordpress.com/
- http://0xeb.wordpress.com/
- http://www.hexblog.com/?author=3

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