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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:37 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:53 PM
Before anything a general warning, never try to test out malware samples if you don't know what you're doing! The risk of inadvertently infecting another computer or a host computer is always present. Keeping a computer clean and preventing infection is not only a matter of security products. I am no fan of any of the applications present in the link you posted, but no matter how good the Antivirus/Antispyware application, no product or product combination will protect a computer 100%. Just as important is the browsing behavior of the computer's user and keeping all software up to date. For example outdated Java or Adobe Reader versions are commonly exploited by malware in order to infect a machine. For this reason testing malware samples with different security products is not very productive in my opinion. You would indeed need a site that is actively dropping the infection (which is hard to find, they are usually cleaned/taken off-line as soon as the malicious behavior is observed and reported). Downloading and dropping specific files isn't the same and doesn't give a good representation of how a "real" infection enters a system.
And last but not least: Bleeping Computer's main mission is to help people rid their computers of malware not infect them. For legal and liability purposes we do not endorse or permit the sharing of malware samples via the forums. There are plenty of 'in the wild' samples available by using unsafe browsing tactics. By posting samples they may be taken and used for nefarious purposes. Which would defeat the main purpose of Bleeping Computer.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:59 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:00 AM
Edited by Romeo29, 12 October 2012 - 09:07 AM.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:07 AM
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