A database of virus files?

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A database of virus files?

Post by AnubisTheJackle on Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:29 pm
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I'm starting a computer repair shop, and want to find the best anti virus tool to use. I've been using Malware Bytes for a while, and I love it, the problem is I want a Live CD, so I don't have to install it on every client computer to test. So I created a couple Live CDs of different linux-based AVs, and now I need to test it.

This is where I'm at now. I've setup a Windows Vista VBox on my Ubuntu installation, and I'm surfing the web trying to load it up with viruses. Problem is, I'm not very patient, and it just isn't going fast enough. Is there a website that contains a list of viruses that I could now download, for testing purposes only? If not, it'll be back to porn sites for me...there is only so many times you can see the same ad for extending your manhood in a night before you want to cry in the corner, rocking back and forth.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by Mars7411 on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:36 pm
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If you're looking for a live cd I would recommend using spy bot search and destroy 2, download it here http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd2/index.html it is still in beta testing but it should work good enough.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by AnubisTheJackle on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:48 pm
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I'll definitely add it to my arsenal. I use the desktop version as one of my tools already, so a live CD version sounds excellent. I went with the EICAR test file to test, after doing some reading up on how the AV companies test. Was hoping to get my VBox into a bit of a "real world" scenario though.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by tucak on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:53 am
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Here, this might be useful.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:02 pm
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tucak wrote:Here, this might be useful.

Please don't post links to malware on the forums. I changed the url. If you want to load up your vista on malware I'd suggest signing your email up anywhere possible on the web and just wait for the spam to come to you. Something should contain some viruses/malware. You could also turn your pop-up block off and just click on anything that pops up.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by tucak on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:46 am
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LoGiCaL__ wrote:
tucak wrote:Here, this might be useful.

Please don't post links to malware on the forums. I changed the url. If you want to load up your vista on malware I'd suggest signing your email up anywhere possible on the web and just wait for the spam to come to you. Something should contain some viruses/malware. You could also turn your pop-up block off and just click on anything that pops up.

But he wanted malware!

Should I pm it to him/her instead?
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:17 pm
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tucak wrote:
LoGiCaL__ wrote:
tucak wrote:Here, this might be useful.

Please don't post links to malware on the forums. I changed the url. If you want to load up your vista on malware I'd suggest signing your email up anywhere possible on the web and just wait for the spam to come to you. Something should contain some viruses/malware. You could also turn your pop-up block off and just click on anything that pops up.

But he wanted malware!

Should I pm it to him/her instead?


Yeah that should be ok. Just give them a heads up though.

I just figured it wouldn't be a good idea to have it on the forums. Someone may accidentally infect their pc if not careful enough.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by tremor77 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:59 pm
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Malware Sites - From very common, and purportedly safe places.

Evony.com (one of the most popular games on the internet - installs spyware and a what is technically a trojan backdoor)

Facebook.com (just sign up for some apps, play some games, you'll get something soon enough, my wife manages to infect her laptop about twice a week).

Weather.com's weather bug. Ad.loader.

Almost ANY BROWSER TOOLBAR.

If you want to avoid porn, visit sites for game hacks/cheats.. get a game like quake or enemy territory (or other open / free games) and install aimbots and wallhacks - you'll have some trojans in no time.

P2P (limewire and the like) - Download some quicktime movie for music videos and/or .wmv - exploits in both allow for malformed meta data to use quicktime and windows media player to act as malware loaders. BE CAREFUL - avoid the CP, also, a good chance with the music videos or music in general that what you are getting is Government or Music Industry tracking malware. Probability of getting malwaye (high) - additional probability of getting fined by the RIAA (Medium) - and the probability of ending up on the sex offender database... (under 18% but worth it?)

^ some humor...
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by Dwere134 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:01 am
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That evony bit was news to me. I played it for about a year, and didn't seem to have problems with it. Care to dive into greater detail for me or shoot me a PM about it? I am intrigued.
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Re: A database of virus files?

Post by tremor77 on Mon May 21, 2012 10:03 am
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^ I was addicted to that game for awhile myself. A heuristic scan using Symantec endpoint would come up with a trojan loader named MostOfFate.E

Just google search "evony malware" - actually, any of the "chinese gold farmer" style games.. which there are hundreds and they grow quite popularly.... are loaded with browser trackers and more... you should tend to avoid, or use aliases to login and proxies.

-- I know this is a semi-necro post but, there was an unanswered question that needed to be addressed.
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