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Where are these people finding specific viruses?


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#1 Peacefrog67

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:19 PM

I understand how easy it can be for the regular person to get infected by a virus.

 

But for the folks who create tutorials on how to remove a virus, they seem to download the virus onto their computer and show how to remove it. How do you actually find a specific virus and download it on your computer? Like see this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD9r7ZrcSBQ

 

I get how one can go and get their computer infected but how are these guys finding the actual specific viruses??

 

Thanks!



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

While I understand you may have good reasons to look for specific malware samples, Bleeping Computer is not the place to ask for assistance on how to obtain them. One of the primary goals of Bleeping Computer is to assist victims of malware infection with removal and to prevent the spread of malicious programs, not encourage them. Therefore, we will not provide links to malware samples or malicious sites where infections have been contracted and spread. Others reading this topic may use the information for nefarious purposes or an unwitting novice user may accidentally click a link and end up infecting their own computer.

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.

The main goal of BleepingComputer is to help users resolve various computer problems, not to distribute malware samples for whatever purpose. Requesting and/or providing links to live malware or live malware samples does not fall under that objective and is for that reason not something we allow or encourage.

Where to find Samples of Malware?

For those and other obvious reasons, we are not going to provide that information in a public forum and by policy, we don't provide assistance via PM. However, you can perform a simple Google search search on "how to infect your computer on purpose" which will provide that information.
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