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Using viruses for testing puropses "on your own machines?"

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bubba gump

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Ya...it should be because thats what the AV companies and people who test them out do...i know a lot of magazines do it every now and hten (PCworld does it i know for sure, i imagine PCmag does it to..)

But ya...faik its legal and allowed

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DDR-PIII

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cool, cuz i've got there here right now that I wanna see what they can do, so I'll unleash them on my XP Pro machine "it needs to be formated anyway"

I've got Melissa, Ilove you "pobably wont work with out net so i woint use it" and michelangelo.
 

bubba gump

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i dont know much about viri, arent those all worms? Coz im just wondering u may want to try to get some different viri to test it even better :)

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Crash893

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i have a cd filled to the brim with virius's ( dont know what the plural is )

but its all old stuff like 1998 so im sure that any antivirus can work them over pretty quick

check around on google there are people who collect them
 
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Crash893 said:
i have a cd filled to the brim with virius's ( dont know what the plural is )

but its all old stuff like 1998 so im sure that any antivirus can work them over pretty quick

check around on google there are people who collect them

alright thanks i didnt know that heh.
 

ucfswimmer

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actually if the computer is hooked up to a network and the virus is the kind to affect network shares or propagates itself OUTSIDE of your pc then it's illegal, so just make sure that pc isnt hooked up to any kind of network.

~jeff~
 
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ucfswimmer said:
actually if the computer is hooked up to a network and the virus is the kind to affect network shares or propagates itself OUTSIDE of your pc then it's illegal, so just make sure that pc isnt hooked up to any kind of network.

~jeff~

yeah I know :) i dont feel like removing something from all four of the PC's haha...
 

_slh_

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nerdlogic said:


actually, bubba, that's virii. ;)

true, its virii when referring to virii in humans and animals. In computing terms its viruses. A friend of mine works for Sophos and is always complaining at people getting that wrong.
 

bubba gump

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_slh_ said:


true, its virii when referring to virii in humans and animals. In computing terms its viruses. A friend of mine works for Sophos and is always complaining at people getting that wrong.
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Dang...sorry for correcting you crash....lol

Viruses 1 Bubba 0 ;)