I wish to analyze the changes made by a specific virus. For example, Win32.Sality.
Where can I get the sample of this, or other similar, malware for testing?

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    And do AV editors in general have some official feed for malware? – curiousguy Aug 19 '12 at 18:22
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    +1, always wondered this: where is malware when you need it?! – Luc Aug 19 '12 at 19:00
  • I'm sure you can find some scene websites with virus samples, I can't remember the title exactly but there was one talk at Chaos Comm. Conference who was talking about that. Alternatively I can just give you my old hard drive ;) – rath Jun 16 '13 at 12:17
  • @val you seem to be under the impression theres a complete collection of all viruses ever somewhere? AV vendors might have something like that but the storage requirements would be intense. Regardless your wont be getting a copy from anyone. Also. Ecair test file? – NULLZ Jun 16 '13 at 22:43
  • Can you say me which tools you are using for the analyze? – Hidden Jun 17 '13 at 14:33

Contagiodump blog and the spam folder are your best friends

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    Would be the first time ever that my spam folder contains malware. – Luc Aug 19 '12 at 19:25

Offensive Computing has about 4,456,929 samples.


Offensive Computing is now offline


http://www.malware.lu/ Has 2,236,674 samples


You can always run your own honeypot.


virusshare.com is another great repository of malware samples, having a huge number of samples. A snapshot from the website's homepage:

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Access is by invitation only, so you will need to drop a mail to the site admin.

Another good resource that I know of- www.deependresearch.org


Here Are Some List of sites where you can get malware for samples






Malware URLs.

Open Malware.



An Blog which has some url's



MalwareTIps - Virus exchange Forum

The above url's are An Summary from here

Hope it helps

  • Can you supply the links with short summaries? I've looked at first ones and they all seem to be simple forums. I see now concrete links to infected files that I can download. Is it because I must register first to get access? – Val Jun 16 '13 at 12:45
  • @Val Malshare doesnt require registration – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Jun 16 '13 at 12:49
  • Tekdefence is the only simply browsed. Openmalvare responds with some list if I enter "windows" into the search windows. I would not find these sites without your help. This trick, with entering "windows" into MD5 window, however, does not succeed with Malshare. It seems really demanding exact MD5 keys, which I do not have without having samples first. – Val Jun 16 '13 at 13:10

Github now contains massive repos of malware. The one I linked is but an example.

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