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Post by Nativize » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:04 am

VirtualMachineDetect is a tool aimed at detecting the presence of an underlying virtual machine. It can detect VMware, VirtualBox and VirtualPC. This tool is useful in understanding the methods using which programs can detect whether they are running on a Virtual Machine (VM) or not.

The tool can be downloaded from

A category of malware called as Split Personality Malware, detects the environment it is running on and behaves benignly/does not run, if it is on a VM. This tool VirtualMachineDetect is the result of the study of various methods used by this category of malware to detect VM.

More details can be got from ... nvironment

and ... eta-is-out

Hope this comes to use to you too.

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Re: VirtualMachineDetect

Post by Cool_Fire » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:46 am

Will you be adding support for Xen and KVM/Qemu?

Also, not to rain on your parade, but you could easily do this by just listing hardware and looking for virtual machine branded hardware.
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