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#1 moqr

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:17 AM

I'm sure this will be an odd question here, but where would one go about getting new spyware in order to get infected?

I'd like to set up a sandbox where I can test removal procedures.

I've been clicking "Yes" "Install" "Run" and "I Agree" for an hour now, and I'm still yet to get my first pop-up. (Though I must have a million free smiley faces and mouse cursors).

Obviously people writing removal tools must be sharing the spyware installers so they can test their software. Maybe the forum admins here know how I could get access to that data?

Thanks in advance,

--moqr

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 08:37 PM

Without being an established security professional, it's unlikely to happen. Think about it. If you were a security researcher or author of a utility that removes malware, do you think it would be responsible to share that info with someone you didn't know anything about?

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