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Where can I find a harmless Spyware website to test against.

Posted on 2006-05-16
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I am testing spyware solutions in a web proxy. To enure that they work I need to be able to have a web page I can try to surf to that has known spyware on it.

Preferably this would be something I can load in my test lab and have some control over. But if not then a reliable web page on the internet I can surf to that will attempt to serve me spyware and I can check that the proxy detects and blocks it. Obviously I need this to be safe and not start killing my network or machines.

If anyone knows of any I'd be gratefull.

Question by:steve_newton
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Hello there,

Here is a site that you might be looking for.


Hope this helps
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Not spyware, but safe: GRC.com
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Symantec also has a PC Health test program online. I am not sure how well it is, they are more an A/V company. Actually, if you fail these kinds of tests, it can be easier for anything to sneak through
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Just start searching for software cracks... you'll find viruses and spyware soon enough. =)
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by:Tim Holman
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Virus samples from eicar.com, or malware samples from finjan.com could be helpful, as would metasploit.com.

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tim this sounds like what I need, the spyware/malware equivielant of eicar. I've looked on the finjan and metasploit sites but can't see a where to get the samples from. Any chance of a hint, or should I just contact the site and ask?

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Tim Holman earned 2000 total points
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www.finjan.com >  Security Center  > Test Your Vital Security Policy

www.metasploit.com is a free app that lets you launch exploits against a target - some spyware will use these methods to try and infect your machine, but metasploit mostly covers the exploits viruses use.

http://www.geocities.com/spywarekilla/spyware_blacklist.html has a reasonably good list of spyware sites you could try for real?


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