November 3rd, 2001, 04:00 AM
I was looking through all the files for download on AO and I was surprised at the amount of virii you can get. 500+ virii for download? On a security site? Am I missing something?
November 3rd, 2001, 04:19 AM
i've wondered the same thing. are those downloads just the source code? bc i could totally understand that, i'm kind of afraid to touch those downloads with a 10 foot pole.
November 3rd, 2001, 04:34 AM
Viri Source Code
It is just the code and it can not harm your machine unless you let it. Although just a beginner in programming they are good to learn from, not necessarily for creating viri either, but for general knowledge.
November 3rd, 2001, 05:15 AM
Their put it here so you can study it.
November 3rd, 2001, 06:57 PM
The virus source code is there for programmers, to learn how they work, the source code is harmless and can be read by a compiler (e.g visual C++), in fact even the .Exe/batch file is harmless untill activated( double click)
#The only thing to wach out for is that some compilers have a compile function (make into an .Exe) and a compile and run function(make into an .exe and Open) obviously this is desasterous(sp) for your PC if you chose the latter.
November 4th, 2001, 04:28 AM
Because all the source code are writen in assembly langguage. You need an assembler to compile it. But I really hope no one will abuse it.
November 4th, 2001, 01:09 PM
I have an old Computer and I have downloaded 300+ virus for fun and to learn. It's not on my network and my kids don't play with it. It's funny to have 100s of virus ad put a virus scan.
November 4th, 2001, 01:36 PM
I guess posting it two times is well its been a long night sorry.