I know that such soft as BitDefenter or Kaspersky will not work under VirtualBox. I know also that there are some specific kinds of antiviruses designed specifically for work under virtual enviroments, but I'm interested in regular antiviruses. What alternative to VirtualBox would you offer ?

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I personally avoid an open-source software like VirtualBox because exactlly that "liberty" of code is what makes it a bad choice for specific requisites like this.

I recommend you privative VMWare products, you can choose between VMWare Player or VMWare WorkStation. Player is a liimited but free version of Workstation.

I tested Kaspersky and MalwareBytes products without problems in VMWare VirtualMachines with various Windows installed.

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    VMWare player is only free for non-commercial use. For commercial use, you need VMWare Player Pro. Feb 16, 2016 at 14:08
  • @Thomas Thanks for the clarification. Feb 16, 2016 at 14:09

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