[Poll] Size of malware collection

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How many files do you have in your malware collection?

1 - 99
34
32%
100 - 999
19
18%
1 000 - 9 999
7
7%
10 000 - 99 999
7
7%
100 000 - 999 999
13
12%
1 000 000 - 999 999 999
14
13%
>1 000 000 000
12
11%
 
Total votes: 106

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[Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by a_d_13 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:21 pm

Hello,

I am interested in size of people's malware collection, in terms of number of files. Also, since only one poll per post, please post the size of your collection in GB/TB. Any other information would be interesting too (i.e. exact number of files, types of files, etc.)

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by Buster_BSA » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:38 pm

I thought last option was over 1 million and I voted wrongly, so don´t take that vote in count. ;)

In fact I don´t think there are over 1 000 000 000 malware samples, at least right now.

I have several million samples but not idea how many exactly.

size? several TBs.

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by a_d_13 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:54 pm

Hello,

I have enabled option to change vote in poll - in case of mistake.

Yes, I do not think there are greater than one hundred million samples - but option is there in case someone has been collecting for very long time ;)

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by EP_X0FF » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:40 am

I do not hold everything and I don't hold big archives because I see no sense in this, since more than 80% in such collections are recrypted, repacked crap.
I collect only interesting (for me) samples, such as rootkits, for example, also I keep small collection of ms-dos/win9x era viruses, because I love them much :)
Overall it is permanently about 10000+ malware files on my computers, 7 Gb. Overall for all time, hmm... yes it will be greater than 1 terabyte. Only last year I analyzed more files than for last ten years in sum.
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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by Buster_BSA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:47 am

a_d_13 wrote:I have enabled option to change vote in poll - in case of mistake.

Yes, I do not think there are greater than one hundred million samples - but option is there in case someone has been collecting for very long time ;)
Fixed the vote, thanks.

I have been collecting for very long time (I knew jtr, Poltergeist, ShadSeek, Danielle Fogazzi, omega-, etc) and even that way I do not have that many.

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by Buster_BSA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:50 am

EP_X0FF wrote:I collect only interesting (for me) samples, such as rootkits, for example, also I keep small collection of ms-dos/win9x era viruses, because I love them much :)
What are your favourites from ms-dos/win9x era?

Maybe RDA Fighter, Uruguay, Zhengxi or Bizatch? Those ones were the cream of the cream of that times.

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by EP_X0FF » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:59 am

Buster_BSA wrote:
EP_X0FF wrote:I collect only interesting (for me) samples, such as rootkits, for example, also I keep small collection of ms-dos/win9x era viruses, because I love them much :)
What are your favourites from ms-dos/win9x era?

Maybe RDA Fighter, Uruguay, Zhengxi or Bizatch? Those ones were the cream of the cream of that times.
Zhengxi by Denis Petrov, RDA Fighter yes.
I know Bizatch as Mururoa.
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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by Buster_BSA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:02 am

Rumour had it that RDA Fighter was written by Igor Daniloff.

Edit: Of course, he had other version to tell: http://vxheavens.com/lib/aid03.html

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by Buster_BSA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:16 am

Denis Petrov and the good old BBS (Fidonet) times:

http://virusnews.org.ua/fido/pvt.virii/03214.html

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Re: [Poll] Size of malware collection

Post by EP_X0FF » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:26 pm

Gladkih in Dr.Web afaik was virus writter.
Well, I'm sure you can't find AV company that does not have on board some ex VX-ers.

I also "own" some virus records in Dr.Web database. However they are Win32, not ms-dos. We are going to offtop in offtopic.
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