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How to download viruses samples?

Posted on 2010-08-13
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Dear ALL,

I have searched all the places for viruses, Trojan hours, worms or rootkits samples to test them in virtual machine, I did not find any resource that can help security researchers to test them in secure environment.

Can any one please help me from where can I have these resources to test them?

Note: I am looking for Windows-based viruses not Linux or other OS.


Thanks in advance
Regards
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by:SylvainDrapeau
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Hello !

I'm pretty sure posting this information would go against the site's policy but I have an idea for you.

Take a computer, remove the antivirus and plug it to the internet directly (without firewall). After a few minutes, they should find you.

If you don't want to wait, try a google search for software cracks. Crack sites are full of them.

Syldra
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by:chicka616
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I remember seeing virus samples before from downloading a courseware for CEH and OSCP.
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by:SylvainDrapeau
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Hello again !

On a more serious note, check www.eicar.org. They do have a sample virus that is detected by most antivirus softwares. It does not however infects other computers in any way and carry no payload.

Syldra
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by:Adam Menkes
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This appears to have some useful links
http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/virus/
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*** Hopeleonie *** earned 168 total points
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I using this link to demonstrate & test viruses:
http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/mdl.php (the best site i have found)

Note we (i or EE) are not responsible for any damage done for your systems or data! Use at your own risk!!!

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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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And spreading virus is illegal and can bring you to jail ... :-)
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by:bbao
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> Take a computer, remove the antivirus and plug it to the internet directly (without firewall). After a few minutes, they should find you.

LOL! will the viruses call more others to join the free cake?? :))

i believe the anti-virus vendors must have such a library in place as well as the detailed instructions to activate a virus from static backup files...
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