Does anti-virus work while working on a virtual machine?
I am running Ubuntu 9.1 on a Sun Virtual box and I use this virtual machine to browse the net. My host OS is Windows XP. I am running my anti-virus, anti-spyware application on the host OS only. Does this provide me security while I browse using virtual machine also? or I have to do something else? Also, does using a virtual machine (esp with Ubuntu) provide me any extra security as I believe there are less viruses written for this OS compared to XP.