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I know that this is the exact oposite of the question most people ask as it is a royal pain to remove. I hope this isn't flagged as me wanting to infect other people. I know my mom almost installed it but it was running firefox so she unknowingly downloaded it 10 times but didn't install it. I have since deleted those files and have been wondering what to look out for on sites that carry the virus. I'd like to test out AV software in a VM environment. It has been getting past our AVG as of late.

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Try this question on superuser.com instead. –  Jonas Mar 12 '10 at 22:09
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Don't cross post, the question will be moved shortly. –  Zypher Mar 12 '10 at 22:11
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There is nothing wrong with seeking knowledge. –  Luis Ventura Mar 13 '10 at 6:19

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I recommend the following:

  1. Search Google for "boobs".
  2. Visit the top 20 hits and on each of the 20, click on 10 links.

If you aren't infected after that, I'll be shocked.

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Upvoting for boobs –  ta.speot.is Mar 12 '10 at 23:41
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upvoted the upvote...boobs –  user5195 Mar 13 '10 at 3:45
    
wait..is this reddit? –  user5195 Mar 13 '10 at 3:46
    
Yes, that's how it works. If you want malware samples go on Google and browse for XXX content. Some people even get paid, so called "Researchers". –  Luis Ventura Mar 13 '10 at 6:22
    
Upvoting for boobs (and upvoting all those that mentioned they upvoted for boobs). Seriously, though, be sure to use Internet Explorer (any version, all are sh*te) for best chances of achieving your desired results. Be absolutely certain you do this in a VM. –  Alexander Burke Mar 13 '10 at 8:15

Plenty of bad links can be found on

http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/mdl.php

http://www.malwaredomains.com/

http://www.malwaredomains.com/wordpress/?cat=5 is the rogue av category.

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Nicely done; upvoted. @PHLiGHT: You might want to use these resources as well as the above answer (re boobs). –  Alexander Burke Mar 13 '10 at 8:17

You can also download eicar.com from http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm. It's a virus test file. All anti-virus software should detect it, but it is harmless.

Not as much fun as boobs, perhaps, but more likely to meet with your mom's approval, and safe to do directly on the machine you want to test.

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I'd like to test out AV software.

Do you happen to write your own AV software?

I'm asking because running an antivirus against some files and watching it screaming "virus!" or not looks to me like childish play in a sand box. That's not testing.

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