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Practicing Removing Spyware In Vmware


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#1 Sometwo

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:59 AM

I have VMware setup and I want to practice removing spyware with it, but I can't find spyware or malicious web sites. Is there a current list of malicious web sites out there? Something that is to spyware what PhishTank is to phishing?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:16 AM

If you want to become infected:

Disable your Antivirus
Disable your Firewall
Fire up Internet Explorer, and remove all safety features
Browse the Internet, and click any pop-ups you come across.

By the end of the day, you should have more malicious programs on your computer, than you'll know what to do with, though this is not something, I'd recommend. :thumbsup:

The best way to learn how to fight malware, is to join the Hijackthis Team.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:16 PM

Thanks, I'll try getting infected that way. Joining the HijackThis Team is an option, but for now I'd like to get some experience removing malware before I risk messing someones computer up.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:14 PM

Joining the HijackThis Team, or should I say, HijackThis Training Program, will not allow you to work on other peoples computers.
You would have to go through a thorough training process first, which would include working on practice logs.
Once the Coaches feel you are ready, you would be able to work live logs, under supervision.
When you show that you are able to work logs, without supervision, then you will be become a full team member.
This is not, by any means, an easy process, which is the way it should be, as any mistakes you make could render someone's computer inoperable..
It will take time, and dedication, on your part.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:30 PM

Sounds like it could be a nice hobby. I'll experiment around in VMware and see how that goes before I sign up for the training program though. Thanks for your insight.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:32 PM

You're welcome, Sometwo.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:34 PM

Another idea is to download Kazaa that does a pretty good job of loading up your computer...

Man now I feel to start up the old computer in the corner and see how bad I can get infected before I can barely move the mouse then run ad-aware, spybot and all the other hihi that could kill a saturday afternoon...




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