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Hello I want to test this specific virus on my computer. This computer is not a test computer. Could I run sandboxie and have the virus not touch my windows installation or use Linux booted from a cd? I want to know witch is better.

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Hello I want to test this specific virus on my computer. This computer is not a test computer. Could I run sandboxie and have the virus not touch my windows installation or use Linux booted from a cd? I want to know witch is better.

Thanks Bugen

In either case you probably won't succeed to a great degree. Perhaps if you used "Wine" in a full Linux environment you may see some limited result.

If you ran a Live CD of a popular Linux distro, you would probably be protected but again you probably wouldn't achieve the intended result.

You are turning the situation up-side down when executing malware within the sandbox in that you're not permitting the malware the usual scope of its reach. Remember, Linux has no registry.

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The file is a downloaded file that I need to see if it has a virus in it. If I download a exe but not run it, could it infect my system? Could I download a rar unzip it then upload the files inside to virus total?

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The file is a downloaded file that I need to see if it has a virus in it. If I download a exe but not run it, could it infect my system? Could I download a rar unzip it then upload the files inside to virus total?

No it will not infect your system if you do not run it. Yes you could just be very careful. :)

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To be clear could I download the file in Linux, Open it, Gather the info I need, Then boot back to windows unharmed. :) Thanks for answering all of my questions.

Linux is not Windows PE compatible so you cannot run a binary file just by downloading it or marking it as executable. I'm going to refrain from posting anything else as it does not seem you know what you are doing. This can lead to more problems then it's worth. For your safety.

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I download the program in windows and scanned it with these websites. Only one item was detected and it was a heuristic.

http://www.virustotal.com/index.html

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

http://www.virscan.org/

http://www.threatexpert.com/filescan.aspx

http://www.viruschief.com/

http://vscan.novirusthanks.org/

http://virusscan.jotti.org/en

http://www.fortiguard.com/antivirus/virus_scanner.html

http://camas.comodo.com/

http://onlinescan.avast.com/

I then installed sandboxie and open it in that. The file was safe.

Thank you guys so much and I am forever sorry for bothering you guys.

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I download the program in windows and scanned it with these websites. Only one item was detected and it was a heuristic.

http://www.virustotal.com/index.html

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

http://www.virscan.org/

http://www.threatexpert.com/filescan.aspx

http://www.viruschief.com/

http://vscan.novirusthanks.org/

http://virusscan.jotti.org/en

http://www.fortiguard.com/antivirus/virus_scanner.html

http://camas.comodo.com/

http://onlinescan.avast.com/

I then installed sandboxie and open it in that. The file was safe.

Thank you guys so much and I am forever sorry for bothering you guys.

Glad you figured it out.

You're welcome and no you were not bothering us. :) Apologize for my post, but we've had members in the past asking for help on testing malware and obtaining samples. They can be a problem if not handled properly and really mess peoples computers up. Hate hearing about people getting infected.

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