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I'm looking for a virgin pre sp1 copy of windows xp for experiment.

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  1. Geofrancis

    Geofrancis

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    Does anyone have an original copy of xp or a link to download one? I want to try an experiment to see how long it survives on the internet without a firewal but I cannot find anything older than sp1.
     
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    Its OK I found it :) anyone want to put a bet on how long it takes to go haywire?
     
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    My rough estimate is less than two hours.
    Are we talking about how long until any infection gets through?
     
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    Theoricaly with a virgin you can't get infected. ;)
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Assuming it isn't behind a NAT router (if it is, the IP the computer is on is DMZ'd), it is plugged into the internet, and there is a network driver installed, it won't last an hour before it gets infected. Sasser worm (and a few similar ones) seek out vulnerable computers an infect it. Windows, prior to SP2, had no firefall so there is nothing to stop it.
     
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    I'm going to plug my cable modem straight into it Then watch the CPU usage and processes.

    I wonder if blaster is still around lol
     
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    I give it 6 to 14 mins max, If your connecting directly to the web before....


    NT Authority\System Error Message: "This system is shutting down. Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminated unexpectedly."
     
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    lol that sounds somewhat familiar to me :D
     
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    Instantly.
     
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    lettuce all know how she blows.
     
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    Its a honeypot :)
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    This should be good...

    I remember someone doing this before and the computer lasted about 5 minutes.
     
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    ok i have a spare Dell D600 to use for the sacrifice and an original xp pro RTM OEM disc. im just about to begin the install.

    i was thinking of just setting it to dmz but i really dont want this on my side of the network so its just getting the cable modem direct.

    this virgin is going to get invaded by the nastiest things on the internet lol
     
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    stage 1

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    I think you're going to get a message from the NSA asking to update that thing because they're scared to go near it, virtually.
     
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    Oh yeah baby we going to invade the ports of your virgin island...yyaarrrgghhhh! Said the pirates.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    For added fun, use a bunch of machines hooked up with a hub.

    [​IMG]
     
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    put doge as the background.

    such virus. very yes.
     
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    After it gets completely infected, I would like to see if you are able to disinfect it using various free antivirus and antispywares....without a reinstall.
     
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    many virus and spywares use the net connection so just unplug the lan cable from computer and restart it. After computer restart then start cleaning.
     
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    True, but it will still be quite the project. That machine is going to have more bugs than a kitchen thats never been cleaned!
     
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    I tried exactly this several years ago on an unpatched XP (original version, no SP no patches) test PC. And no, it didn't take long at all. I started getting all manner of popups on my desktop, there was constant low level network activity, it was sluggish and behaved strangely. It was a real mess after just a few hours online.

    Got wiped immediately I finished testing.
     
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    I have never failed at cleaning a PC that I wanted/needed to clean. Having said that, it has only been a few that I did that to, and some took a day of work to clean and put back into good working order.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Yeah...a day to search and destroy or ~8 hours (mostly unattended) to erase and install. I usually recommend the latter because there's nothing left of any malware after that.
     
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    The only way to be 100% sure malware has been removed is to format and reinstall (or use a clean disc image).
     

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