Where do I download viruses to infect my PC?

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  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    No joke. I want to infect my own PC with some viruses so I can then try to remove them. If there's not a place to specifically download them, then what websites would you suggest that offer such services? :D Thank you.
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well that means you are looking for trogans. My advice if you are stupid enough to get them. Go look for porn and install the software they need you to install to "see the video"
     
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Just turn off your firewall and virus protection, leave it connected to the internet, and wait.

    No joke. My netbook got infected a few weeks after I bought it. I had turned off virus scanning, thinking "pshaw, I don't surf dubious sites, I'll be fine". Apparently not.
     
  4. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    install a program like morpheus and all the addons with it. that's always a good start. then click on ads involving punching animals.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Sticking behind NAT should take care of most internet background radiation.
     
  6. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    also use ie so when u surf the questionable sites they'll ask u to install activex components. please do
     
  7. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    go to torrent sites and click on links, then start the count down...Seriously
     
  8. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    I never used an antivirus on my old dell. Never got a single virus, despite using torrents, P2P, and other questionable online activities. You have to be smart about what you click.
     
  9. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    if you never used antivirus software how do you know you never got one?
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Search "FREE PORN" on Google and start clicking links. That oughta do it.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^^Agreed.

    And even if it doesn't, he got to watch free porn.
     
  12. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha, very cool. Thank you for the suggestions. i'll refrain from the porn sites :p, but installing activeX without restraint is a good idea, and I like the idea of DLing from torrents and Morpheus, I'll go one step further, Limewire and bearshare and clicking on all the phony downloads. Also DLing every possible toolbar for IE would help too, no? Keep bringing them in! I want to demolish this thing in hopes of restoring it (which i doubt will happen).
     
  13. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    BANNER ADS!

    click every single banner ad you see

    and purposely type URLs wrong so it redirects you to those annoying fakesearchengieneinstalspywareonmachine sites.

    I have always wanted to demolish a PC but why do you want to?
     
  14. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Found a few goodies on some serial sites :D
    Don't quite know what they do, but that "win32.exe" looks promising.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SC02IFCY

    WARNING:
    Files are malicious on Windows machines.
     
  15. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    i think hes trying to download them so he can monitor where exactly they are
     
  16. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well a couple hours later and I have killed it. Went out with several memory exceptions. No boot sounds, no video, no HD movement, just the fans blowing and CD-drive whirring. Now I will attempt to fix it! Thank you all for your help! ;)
     
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  18. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    Last time I had to fix a friends PC from virus problems I had to rebuild their entire Hard Drive from scratch. The drive became so fragmented that there was no space to do anything and all I could do is erase the whole kit-n-kaboodle. The machine was 5 years old, a HP with only 40GB HD. All she did was email on AOL but god knows what was on her attachments from friends.
     
  19. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    You can tell by monitoring the machine. Watch for extra network activity, memory usage, HDs constantly spinning, etc. And of course, the obvious homepage hijacks, popup ads, and the like. Of course, that was way back in the old days. With modern malware, it is a bit more difficult, since many of them just stay stealthed and don't do anything until called up by the botnet owner.

    I agree with STS, though. I have never gotten an infection on any machine I use on a regular basis. Like the OP, however, I have actually infected a machine on purpose. It was amusing.
     
  20. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Out of curiosity why are you infecting your computer with viruses?

    It is your computer?
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Virtual machines only make this more fun.
     
  22. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Oh yeah, I love virtual machines. You can try anything you want, and it doesn't matter. Blue screen it? Reload! Crash and burn? Reload it!

    The machine I infected on purpose happened when I worked for a computer consulting/repair shop. We had a few old test PCs lying around to try different stuff. One of our guys loved to brag how he could clean up any malware infection, and have the machine back to normal with no trace of the bad stuff. I always argued that it was best to just back up data and reload the machine, since you can never be 100% sure you got everything. This was especially important if you are charging customers by the hour.

    Anyway, I hooked up one of our test machines, and went to work on it. I then handed it over to my co-worker and challenged him to clean the machine up completely. He took it home and worked on it over a weekend, and he brought it in and pronounced it clean. I plugged it up to the internet, and within a couple of minutes, it was crawling, and laden with popups. It turned out he had missed a few things. (This machine was fully patched and had AV running, btw)
     
  23. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Dude you see the silver lining in everything.

    search for 'free serial numbers' or keygens or something. Install everything they throw at ya.
     
  24. Benguitar Guest

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    Search "porn" in internet explorer and just "click around" you'll find something. ;)
     
  25. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    He's already nuked it (a few posts back). Now he is trying to resuscitate.
     

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