Malware samples

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nixie21, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    Just for kicks I would like to test a few AV products (I get bored and am looking for things to do) Where can I get large samples to run these tests (if even possible)?

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  2. Firecat

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    a) VX exchange
    b) pykko
    c) Search the net actively to find suspicious samples
    d) Get yourself some "contacts"

    Thats really all you can do :p :D

    Frankly speaking, it is very difficult to obtain samples unless you are involved in a virus exchange group or are working for a security vendor.
     
  3. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    Thanks, after I posted I realized it would not be easy to get samples just handed to me :)
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Do google search. No virus links, etc, allowed here. I hope you have your system backed up. :D
     
  5. proll

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    It's very easy to obtain a mass of samples:)
     
  6. Jooske

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    Spamfilters and firewall down a few hours you mean? That should give you some work to do.
    Several developers have innocent testsamples on their sites.
     
  7. Inspector Clouseau

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    Id guess to keep a lid on spammers :D
     
  9. EraserHW

    EraserHW Malware Expert

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    :D :D
     
  10. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Get yourself Kazaa, and get cracks.exe by the tons...
    Without breaking the law if you can:ouch:

    edit: this is so wrong that i have to say: I DON'T ADVISE ANYONE TO DO THIS, plz note.
     
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  11. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    there are.. hundreds of websites with malware collections, websites with the new zero day malware, websites with loads of polymorphic viruses, etc etc, the list goes on, i wont be naming them, but if you look through google, im sure you will get there. :D

    plus, be carefull.

    no AV is perfect and some of these are damn dangerous if you are not carefull.
     
  12. dawgg

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    great excuse for looking at (or downloading) porn sites and warez ;) *hint*hint*:D
    Also using HIPS shows you the basics about what the malware will do to your PC
    *note: HIPS dont block ALL malware
     
  13. ronjor

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    Wilders focuses on the prevention of malware damage to computers, not where to obtain malware.
    This is spelled out in the TOS Since several answers have been given and some posts removed, we'll bring this thread to a close.
     
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