Testing a sus file

By fatguy
May 20, 2006
  1. I have this file that I downloaded and I want to test it before I open it, to see if it is a virus.
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    right click on it, and use your antiviruses scanning option in the menu. :)
  3. fatguy

    fatguy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was thinking more along the lines of testing it on a "virtual" os, or something, so it doesn't actually affect the OS installed but a fake one.
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    why would you want to?

    If your AV detects a virus when you scan it, then either delete it, or ask us if you think it's a false positive. If not, assuming your av is set to scan within archives, then it should be ok. Unless of course you want to shell out I don't know how much money on something like VMWare, which is a worthy if expensive program, for the sake of something pointless.
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