Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

Question

Help infecting a computer

by Ace9605 / November 28, 2012 4:37 AM PST

I need help infecting a training computer at work to train employees on proper virus removal techniques. I was looking for a way to get a malware or virus that would be similar to the Windows xp recovery virus. I have had no such luck in finding anything, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Help infecting a computer
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Help infecting a computer
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Bad idea. Some pests do wide spread damage and removal is?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 5:56 AM PST

This is such a bad idea on so many levels. For example that ZEROACCESS rootkit is quite hard to remove. And we have those trojans that allow a lot of OS damage that even if you remove the virus/trojan/rootkit, the damage remains.

Your post makes me think you might be new to this work.

I suggest you think about prevention next.
Bob

Collapse -
Clarification
by Ace9605 / November 28, 2012 6:27 AM PST

This machine is isolated and on a virtual machine so any damage caused would not affect anything other than itself and it is easily trashed. It is just something that will be used as a training tool for visual aide and interaction with what could possibly go wrong and what measures could be taken in these circumstances.

Collapse -
Then make it a good one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 6:31 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification

Hunt down the current baddy called ZeroAccess since I've yet to find an easy removal for that one. Also find something that converts all the user files and encrypts them.

This way you can teach them that backup is not optional and removal is never a sure thing.

I'm not kidding. These infections are not getting easier to remove. Folk that don't have backups may scream the loudest and I see this as the beginning of more folk moving to tablets.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.