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    Hello all

    Is there a professional solution to test malware?
    A professional sandbox? I mean something more advanced, not just a VM separated from the network.
    Please advice

    Thank you


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    I am sorry but could you be more clear please?

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    If you want test malware there is 2 ways:

    1- Using a spare machine and testing on live system

    2- Using a Virtual Machine (VM) software like Virtual Box (free) or VMware Workstation (paid, the most professional one). Then on those VMs, you have to install the operating system of your choice and then collect and run malware on it. Be sure that no "connections" exist between the host (your real system) and the guest (the virtualized OS)

    sandboxes can be used but they are less convenient.

    Also , note that some malware are are VM-aware, so they will stay quiet if they detect they are ran on virtualized systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vladorascu View Post
    Hello all

    Is there a professional solution to test malware?
    A professional sandbox? I mean something more advanced, not just a VM separated from the network.
    Sandboxie is a very well known SandBox application that I use myself from time to time, however, I personally always use it in an Oracle Virtual Machine for additional protection.

    I'm unable to post a website URL at the moment due to being a new member, however if you just Google "Sandboxie", it should pop up as one of the very first links. Take a look at it's "How it Works" and "Help & FAQ" sections on its home site and have a read. In all the times I've personally used it, I've never had any malware that I purposely ran infect the VM I was using. It works well on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

    I hope that's helpful.

    Regards, Andrew

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