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Is there a website with the ability to search through viruses that will return detailed information on them? I can't seem to find one and I'm tired of only getting forums when I search for a specific virus on Google. I want to be able to look up a particular virus and read information about what that particular virus does/tries to do. Thanks guys.

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It sounds like you are interested in something similar to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), except for malware. I am not sure such a thing exists, but here are some similar repositories:

Perhaps it would be a good project to stand up a site that queries all of these repos and provides results from all of them in one place.

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Thank you. Very helpful. – k to the z Nov 9 '11 at 22:43

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