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Even though honey pots are set up on isolated machines, is there a way to configure a honey pot on a normal PC with Windows 7 installed? I am studying the heuristic capabilities of various anti-malware engines to learn how effective they are in a variety of situations.

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I would suggest dual booting to be extra safe, but you can always just use a vm... virtualbox and vmware player are free. –  Kyle Jul 12 '11 at 16:35
    
Maybe better suited to security.SE? –  Shinrai Jul 12 '11 at 16:35
    
Oh yes. There is a new Security forum on StackExchange network. –  RPK Jul 12 '11 at 16:38
    
Use a VM on a different network. –  KCotreau Jul 12 '11 at 16:45
    
Just a friendly warning, if you do choose to go down the VM route, you still need to protect yourself adequately. And I don't just mean anti-virus software. –  Breakthrough Jul 12 '11 at 17:10

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