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I am creating a virtual machine that is equipped to test fishy .exe files. Is there such a program that allows you to see exactly what files a .exe is creating or things such as processes it is spawning. I know there are online services which you can use to scan files which will produce such reports, but are there programs out there to also accomplish this?

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procmon – Sathya Apr 1 '13 at 8:40
As Sathya mentioned above, nothing better than Process Monitor, Process Explorer and related apps. – Karan Apr 1 '13 at 9:53
You should be aware that there is no guarantee that a "fishy" file cannot find its way out of a virtual machine and onto the host machine. – Ramhound Apr 1 '13 at 10:39
@Ramhound my hope is that using a combination of a sandbox and a virtual machine will allow it to stay isolated. – ComputerLocus Apr 1 '13 at 13:14

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