Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Where can I download Malware samples to test AV's

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
1 reply to this topic

#1 TheawesomeMCB


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:06 PM

Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:27 PM


Im trying to find a website where I can get 100s of malware samples. I've tried VirusSign but they have never responded and I have sent them like 4-5 emails. If you guys know Leo from The Pc Security Channel (TPSC). I wanted to make a video on esmisoft's signature test on his behalf because he can not make them. As well showing different anti-virus engines. I don't want websites that only provide 1 file per link. I want one that has like a zip file with 100-500 samples. If someone could help me that would be awesome!



Brayden Layton


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)



#2 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 50,742 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:02:06 AM

Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

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.

Below are a few comments from our security experts and Administrators.

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.

Before anything a general warning, never try to test/try 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...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.

Warez and crack sites are a good source and should only be used from a virtual machine. That's the best information and most specific information we can provide.

For those and other obvious reasons, we are not going to provide more specific information in a public forum. There are a number of sites which specialized in malware samples where questions like yours can be asked. You can register at Hybrid Analysis, MALWR Analysis and VirusShare. You can always open spam email attachments you receive, practice unsafe surfing habits, perform a simple Google search to find malware or even search on "how to infect my computer on purpose" which will provide information such as these articles.Thanks for understanding.

This topic is closed.
The BC Staff
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users