Test Virus

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by HJam72, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. HJam72

    HJam72 Registered Member

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    I was just wondering about something.

    Is there some safe place that I can get a test virus. What I mean is something like a small app that tries to delete or change a file-- *.txt file or a *.bmp file maybe--that I make and name whatever name I'm supposed to, for instance--or something safe like that.

    I'm not looking to spread the real thing of course, and I don't want it on my hard-drive. I just want to play with fire, not swallow it. :D

    I know there's the Eicar test virus, but that's only for testing to see if your AV finds it. I want something to get stopped by HIPS and, alternately, AV, is the point.

    See then I can work on making one that gets through HIPS.......kidding.

    If I'm asking for something wrong here, just tell me and I won't even care when you delete this thread. Just wanted to ask.
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    No malware links are provided here intentionally. Those found will be removed.

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