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It depends which malware - if you've got a good idea of the behaviour of the particular strain of malware that you're testing, then internet access shouldn't be a problem. Of course you have to have confidence that running it won't attack any internet hosts, for example, from other reputable reports on the malware analysis. There will always be VM breakouts ...


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Your 1) Can I test malware in VirtualBox with access to the Internet within the VM without harming my host computer or any of the other computers on my network? You wouldn't want to. Suppose the malware you are analyzing is deisgned to immediately target say a bank or government machine. You could set yourself up for huge liabilities. On the one side of the ...


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The problem you will actually have, when using a VM, is that most malware will refuse to open its payload so you won't get a lot of research done. Researchers using VMs to dissect malware are all too common, and most malware nowadays actively prevents it by looking for clues that it's running in a VM, and staying dormant if it finds them. Keep that in mind ...


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1/3/4/7-Access to the Internet? Not a good idea as depending on what it does, your VM could release it "into the wild". Running it in a VM should be perfectly fine if it is not connected to the internet. This answer from The Bear will go into a lot more detail regarding the malware escaping a VM. Here 2-Formatting should be fine for 99% of malware. Some can ...



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