Site to GET sample viruses to check how good A/V is

  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Site to GET sample viruses to check how good A/V is

    Hi folks
    Are there any decent testbeds of sites / databases et where one can actually download some viruses etc so one can really test a machine for resiliency.

    You'd have to sandbox / firewall / isolate the deliberately infected computer but there must be some sites where you can download this stuff or at least a sample of it. I don't believe half the stuff I read in the so called technical mags -- would be fine to actually test stuff on your own machine -- keep isolated from other ones though !!!!!.

    Could try deliberately infecting machine with "dubious torrents" but that is so random - you might never get any virus that way.

    There must be some public databases for people to test this -- of course if you do find any and want to test --take precautions and as always extremely AYOR.

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  2. Posts : 5,469
    Windows 11 Home

    I would like to know too. In the past I used sites like but not anymore. Bad guys can download it anywhere and people, who want to test samples in order to find defences are not allowed, because it kills the security business. People are supposed to buy AVs, not to fight back. I know only "Malcode database" with live URLs, but those are just random samples, good only for testing web filters.
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