Looking for software that can trap a virus

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by victor43, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. victor43

    victor43 Registered Member

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    What I would like to do is simply trap a virus/trojan/malware by visiting known virus websites. I am using Firefox 3.5 for my browser.

    Is there anything that works to protect the system from buffer over flow vulnerabilities of firefox but at the same time can trap a virus so that I can analyze my findings.

    Something like Tiny Trojan Trap or along the lines.

    Thanks in advance

    Victor
     
  2. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

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    Buster Sandbox Analyzer + Sandboxie, maybe? I haven't used BSA so no idea how it performs.

    IMO, if you have to ask, then it's probably not a good idea to take the risk.
     
  3. victor43

    victor43 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the warning but I'll be fine. Thanks for the recommendation. Victor
     
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    I have executed malware I downloaded from shady web sites on one of my several Windows boxes at home.

    Although, I have to clarify I do execute the malware in a Sandbox.
    For example, using Firefox 3.6 in a Sandbox I visited one of those shady sites and purposely I downloaded the Fake AV named “Security Tool”. I placed the executable on my desktop and then right-clicked on it and from the drop down menu I chose Run Sandboxed and executed the offender file.

    The Fake AV “thought” it was actually executing on the System but actually it was Sandboxed.
    Once I saw how and what it did, I just deleted the Sandbox and...POOF!!!...The “Security Tool” Trojan was gone for good.

    I do not recommend anyone to do this. That's why I have several computers at home, and some of them are used as test boxes. The one I used runs Vista SP-2.

    Regards,

    Carlos
     
  6. victor43

    victor43 Registered Member

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    Thanks CloneRanger. I'll take a look both products. Appreciate the reply.
     
  7. Buster_BSA

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    Virus Trap can not be the solution he is looking for because he wants to trap malwares and they don´t infect files.

    Sandboxie is the answer to trap all you want.

    If you want to analyze things by yourself then Buster Sandbox Analyzer would not be required. If you want a program that makes an analysis then it´s for you.

    http://bsa.qnea.de <- Buster Sandbox Analyzer home page

    http://sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6557 <- Buster Sandbox Analyzer development forum
     
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