Wednesday, 23 May, 2007 Offbeat
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Need a computer virus?- download now

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Most people want to download malware to test their anti-virus software. There are website where you can download malware samples, or virus simulators like the Trojan Simulator here. You can also check out this website.

However, there are websites that on purpose provide viruses users can download. These sites are intended mainly to help professionals and enthusiasts and ordinary users should avoid them.Nevertheless, if you want to know one of such websites, then check out the Malware Domain List. BE CAREFUL: All domains on the site must be considered dangerous, since they include real malware and not samples.

Computer expert put an advertisement on the Internet offering a free computer virus for everyone willing to have one.

Didier Stevens from Helsinki ran his advertising campaign on Google Adwords for half of the year. As a result of his campaign 409 people clicked on the ad, that said: "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!"

It is important for an antivirus to be easy to use, so even children would know how to scan for computer viruses, delete and block them.

There are several suggestion on people's willingness to download malicious virus, said Mikko Hypponen, who conducted the research at data security firm F-Secure. First of all, people must have mistakenly pushed the button, second - curiosity sometimes overcomes natural prudence and thirdly, some people must have been stupid.

In fact, Stevens tried the experiment with no actual virus. He wanted to demonstrate the advertising system can be a good source for everyone including those who have a malicious objective.

Take part in our polls and see if eveyone uses antivirus software and if so, which one.

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19 votes

//53 Sep 22, 2007 11:35 AM | posted by: $/\/\@RT [)3\/![_
I need THE STRONGEST VIRUS
burn my Universities Computers
16 votes

//52 Sep 20, 2007 07:11 PM | posted by: sirhc
listen i'm willing to pay for a contained virus so i may load it on a disk or cd.
22 votes

//51 Sep 18, 2007 05:40 PM | posted by: bala
i want virus because i want to make my mind more ba
19 votes

//50 Sep 16, 2007 08:05 AM | posted by: CPU ninja
If you want to make a virus just learn to make .reg files and how to edit aspects of a computer with the registry, and don't give out your email address or you'll get your tcp/ip hacked and you'll get a rootkit and your computer might as well just jump off a cliff and die if it gets a rootkit.
20 votes

//49 Sep 16, 2007 02:30 AM | posted by: OMFG... x]
Look at all these idiots.
"OMGHhey!1 Plz send me a virus.Mye-mail is..."
*kill*
20 votes

//48 Sep 14, 2007 09:38 PM | posted by: Unknown
hi listen i really need a virus i have to send a virus to someone but i need to send it now
22 votes

//47 Sep 14, 2007 08:15 PM | posted by: MJG
I want to download one because I don't feel like doing work in school.
21 votes

//46 Sep 14, 2007 08:15 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
hey... this is a great page, where i can get a lot of e-mail addresses for spamming and sending viruses... my god, people, why are you so easy at giving e-mails?
18 votes

//45 Sep 14, 2007 05:24 PM | posted by: mark.sc@hotmail.co.uk
send me any msn virus plz thanx
20 votes

//44 Sep 13, 2007 06:15 PM | posted by: nandu
i m a computer operator and need avirus
23 votes

//43 Sep 13, 2007 02:36 PM | posted by: hansss
Hope u guys die.
23 votes

//42 Sep 11, 2007 12:36 PM | posted by: pocho807 [InfoTOT]
I want a virus , testing a new soft thk you :)
17 votes

//41 Sep 11, 2007 01:09 AM | posted by: coolio101211 [InfoTOT]
can some1 please send me a permanant virus 2 sixers4webb@yahoo.com asap
20 votes

//40 Sep 10, 2007 04:46 PM | posted by: Unknown
I am a virus. meep boop beep doot doot.
17 votes

//39 Sep 06, 2007 08:53 PM | posted by: jgpxmjgq
want some viruses!!
get a cold!!
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
24 votes

//38 Sep 04, 2007 06:09 PM | posted by: raymound kelly
i need virus on my computer
20 votes

//37 Sep 03, 2007 01:11 PM | posted by: steven
i need a virus
18 votes

//36 Aug 30, 2007 08:10 PM | posted by: Nick
Linux? gay? more lke most ultra safe no comercilized free (comes with games) and extra downloadables and a great community for all experiance....
20 votes

//35 Aug 30, 2007 08:10 PM | posted by: Nick
Linux? gay? more lke most ultra safe no comercilized free (comes with games) and extra downloadables and a great community for all experiance....
24 votes

//34 Aug 29, 2007 12:45 PM | posted by: Eckstacy
hey,
email me a virus to test my new virus software please,id like any virus
24 votes

//33 Aug 21, 2007 11:28 PM | posted by: mike
noobs... "send me a virus, i need it badly"

yeah, right... morons...
18 votes

//32 Aug 09, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: grumbler [InfoSLAVE]
i think i'm one of those that clicked
23 votes

//31 Aug 06, 2007 11:43 AM | posted by: Firestarter
I have a great desire to have a CIH in order to .uck my old friend up.I've made a detailed search about 'How can I harm my hardware?' and saw that CIH is the only one that can do this(If you know about any other that can do the same please let me know :)) ).But there is a problem with this guy...It is said that CIH only works with the operation sytems W95 & W98.I wonder whether it is possible to run it with XP & Vista or not(maybe it has some variants that run with these two).Also I would like to have a Cascade virus.I think it'd be so amazing while watching the characters falling from top to bottom of the screen.Actually,I want to have a virus archive! so I can see some of my dudes who set user password for BIOS when I want to play RPG on their computer suffering...My e-mail:
biglebowski@scientist.com
18 votes

//30 Aug 06, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: grumbler [InfoSLAVE]
can u mail me somethin like "w32.USBWorm"-microsoftpowerpoint.exe
19 votes

//29 Jul 31, 2007 02:31 PM | posted by: scornedwomen
please send me a virus, i've been married for 2 yrs and everything has gone downhill since... we dated before and things appeared fine... i've been on the computer recently, just trying to gain a better grasp of things, technology, etc... and i've found all kinds of upsetting files, pics and such that my husband is doing... please send me a virus that would slowly but surely kill this hard drive.
18 votes

//28 Jul 31, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: agent smith
oh my god, people, let's help these poors out, lets send them some viruses. Unfortunately, or luckily, I don't have any, but I'd help everyone here, i.e. infect everyone's computers... and I feel especially sorry for this scorrnedwomen.
I'm sorry you didn't see who you were marrying back then. seems like he was and still is a bastard, if i got you right.
21 votes

//27 Jul 25, 2007 08:22 AM | posted by: kingprageeth
I have a collection of various computer viruses. They are as my friends. i have burned them to a CD. I use them to check the power of anti virus softwares.
19 votes

//26 Jul 24, 2007 01:03 AM | posted by: nhc_systems@yahoo.com
I need a virus to check software as well
20 votes

//25 Jul 17, 2007 01:23 AM | posted by: tostu@nate.com
mail me...
23 votes

//24 Jul 17, 2007 01:22 AM | posted by: tostu
mail me...
19 votes

//23 Jul 11, 2007 12:55 PM | posted by: KS2006
I want a virus , testing a new soft
19 votes

//22 Jul 08, 2007 08:36 AM | posted by: sAHIL
i WANT TO SPREAD THIS VIRUS . iT'S REALLY COOL
18 votes

//21 Jun 24, 2007 05:18 PM | posted by: lataganveer@yahoo.com
maill me
19 votes

//20 Jun 20, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: grumbler [InfoSLAVE]
who would be stuiped enough to do that.
It was very funny what happened.
18 votes

//19 Jun 05, 2007 11:28 PM | posted by: wakguano
This is great . sometimes virus is a need .
16 votes

//18 May 27, 2007 08:25 PM | posted by: Dave
The kind of person who wants new ideas to write viruses, the ones that want to test their anti-virus software, those who hate the person that own the computer they are on....and some stupid curious ones.
22 votes

//16 May 27, 2007 07:12 AM | posted by: dorkboy
meh, i would have clicked on it. If the guy had come up with a new virus, it would be possible to decompile it and modify for my own uses. There are lots of reason why people would click on that link.
16 votes

//15 May 26, 2007 11:08 AM | posted by: error406
lol I'm one of those people that would have found it hard not to click that out of curiosity... I would just make sure I used someone elses computer =)
19 votes

//14 May 26, 2007 08:17 AM | posted by: Unknown
not all are as strong, some just are there
22 votes

//13 May 26, 2007 08:00 AM | posted by: get real
I think it's interesting how much people actually opened the link...also to the "editor", offensive language is everywhere isn't it? i mean even 3rd graders use the "F" word. I hate people who are such prudes, get real dude!!
16 votes

//12 May 26, 2007 08:00 AM | posted by: Editor
Please, do not be offensive and don't use inappropriate words. We will delete not only your comment, but those related to it too!
13 votes

//11 May 26, 2007 12:58 AM | posted by: DARK
Wow Maniac. If you're going to insult someone, at least type correctly. When you use short ways of communicating, it really makes you sound like an incompetent idiot.

Great, now I'm feel like I want to argue with someone.
27 votes

//10 May 25, 2007 10:38 PM | posted by: Matthew
i would :D
13 votes

//9 May 25, 2007 10:07 PM | posted by: Peсa
Linux is not virus free.... It is just that there are not as many users as windows.... so why bother making a virus for a gay os
18 votes

//8 May 25, 2007 07:34 PM | posted by: 0ddb411
As for the virus not affecting Linux... what if it is a virus written for Linux? :S Unless you mean that you still havn't got your copy of 'nix to run *anything* there is always a piece of naugty code that, if you are stupid enough to D/L and run it with sufficient access [I can't spell privilidgiggis] (a shell script from root, maybe? rm -rf / ), will *deleted* you up regardless of your OS.
Linux didn't get where it is today by being complacent about its security. They ARE out to get you - Linux users are generaly just paranoid enough.
15 votes

//7 May 25, 2007 07:01 PM | posted by: Unknown
LINUX users are willing to download because it wont hurt them :D
22 votes

//6 May 25, 2007 06:26 PM | posted by: Jaysus
I actually wanted to download but just to hav so could run on someone else's computer to be malicious. no one in particulars yet, not motive
16 votes

//5 May 25, 2007 06:24 PM | posted by: lol....
what kind of fool would be willing to download a virus?!
15 votes

//4 May 25, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: grumbler [InfoSLAVE]
Actually, I have downloaded virii or gotten infected on purpose so that I could help others rid themselves of the virus. By having it and getting rid of it using known methods, I potentially saved 30-40 computer users.
15 votes

//2 May 25, 2007 08:00 AM | posted by: Eliena Andrews
Are you nuts ? Why would any person want to infect own computers and have headache? I would simply ignore it though subject seems interesting

Best Regards,
Eliena Andrews
17 votes

//3 May 25, 2007 08:00 AM | posted by: DARK
Also, to Peca, people make viruses for Linux to steal information from the clever people who use Linux to "try and hide from the mainstream" of Operating Systems.

Or break computers. Whichever suits the virus creator.
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