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#1 Seldom Fail

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:07 PM

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place.

I've tried just about every Malware Removal Academy I could get into... and I'm not much of a read and learn kind of guy. I have to DO it to learn.

So I have a virtual machine. And I need a virus so that I can remove it.

What I want to know is where/how would I get a virus? It won't harm my actual system... and if I screw up I can just start another system with VirtualBox...

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#2 Budfred

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:41 PM

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place.

I've tried just about every Malware Removal Academy I could get into... and I'm not much of a read and learn kind of guy. I have to DO it to learn.

So I have a virtual machine. And I need a virus so that I can remove it.

What I want to know is where/how would I get a virus? It won't harm my actual system... and if I screw up I can just start another system with VirtualBox...

We do not distribute viruses to anybody and especially not to inactive Trainees... You can certainly get your PC infected by visiting any number of questionable sites and downloading any number of questionable files, but we will not help you do that... It would be a good idea to note that using a Virtual PC does NOT guarantee that your main PC will not be irrevocably infected...

Also, please note that your signature links to a site that is parked by GoDaddy and has their usual questionable ads on it... I suggest you change it... Of course, it might be a good place to find an infection...
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#3 YourFather

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

@Seldom
That is the dumbest answer i ever heard.
You FAIL as an admin.

@Budfred
No matter what you do in VMWare won't affect your real OS.
Go to ****** and get *****.
It's a trojan / remote admin tool.
Have fun!

Edited by TheJoker, 21 June 2010 - 04:54 PM.
malware site reference removed.


#4 TheJoker

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:59 PM

YourFather, what part of "We do not distribute viruses to anybody..." did you not understand?
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