# Using Virtual Machines Part 1

Workshop Resources

We are providing you with a copy of the hacked computer as a virtual machine so you can help us.

## What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a virtualization software, also called a hypervisor. It allows your computer to host virtual machines.

If you are using Windows: Select “Windows hosts”
If you are using macOS: Select “OS X hosts”
If you are using something else, we recommend using Windows or macOS for this workshop. Anything else is beyond the scope for this workshop.

Next run the installer that you just downloaded.

The default options will be good enough for today! Keep clicking “Next” on the installer.

Please note that there are some option selections on the third page.

If you see this warning, do not worry as this is expected.

Once you arrive at this page click “Install” to finish the setup.

Finally, select the checkbox to start VirtualBox after it finishes installing.

Yes! We finished the installation of VirtualBox. We are ready to get started on using it now.