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Angus
07-08-2015,
Hi,

I've a new system (don't talk about the specs), I'm going to install Windows 95 on it just to get infections, but I got some questions.

How safe is Windows 95, without any AV/Firewall, connected to the internet?
How long takes it to get some infections, and how can I get them?

Regards.

ANicoleor
07-08-2015,
Viruses are no good man but I could help you out with your situation. First of all Windows 95 is no longer safe because Microsoft discontinued it like around 10 years ago. That makes your PC more vulnerable to viruses and there are some ways that could easily infect your PC. One way is that hackers could hack your internet to install malicious software on it. Another way to do it is to download a lot of torrents from sites such as thepiratebay.se. One of the easiest ways to infect the PC with viruses is by doing it through a batch file. First you will need to open notepad to do this.
Here are some of the most dangerous viruses that you could make through Notepad.

Tell me if the computer gets so infected that you can't use it anymore.

AniaKn
07-09-2015,
Hi there MdJ... I like doing these sort of experiments also http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbup2.gif

M. de Jager, on 15 Jan 2015 - 9:44 PM, said:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_images/master/snapback.png (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=forums&section=findpost&pid=3596852)

How safe is Windows 95, without any AV/Firewall, connected to the internet?
Not very safe at all. There are bots constantly scouring the internet looking for vulnerable machines... There's a good chance you could get infected just by plugging the machine into a router.

M. de Jager, on 15 Jan 2015 - 9:44 PM, said:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_images/master/snapback.png (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=forums&section=findpost&pid=3596852)

How long takes it to get some infections, and how can I get them?
It could take seconds or days, depending on what you are doing with the machine... You can always search for "malware samples" and deliberately add your own custom selection of malware to your computer.

Or you can just download and install the top 10 free apps from www.download.com, with default settings. (guaranteed malware free http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png )... That will soon render your pc unusable.

edit: here's a fun article about installing cnet downloads (http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/)

AnitGaf
07-09-2015,
Bleeping Computer is in the Malware Removal business and we do not encourage our members to go looking for malware. However if you are still interested the best suggestion we can make is what has been said previously by Grinler our site owner:

'Grinler', on Dec 12 2009, 01:46 PM, said:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_images/master/snapback.png (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=forums&section=findpost&pid=1535071)

Warez and crack sites are a good source and should only be used from a virtual machine. That's the best information and most specific information we can provide.

The link in the post by POKEGAMERZ contained dangerous scripts which could be seen and used by those up to no good.
Bleeping Computer does not allow these types of links. Therefore the link was deleted from his post.

I only hope that in the few hours it was visible that someone who wants to use it for nefarious purposes did not see it. If they are determined they will find the information on their own. We do not need to nor do we want to hand it to them on a platter.

As a reminder when you joined Bleeping Computer you agreed to abide by the Terms of Use (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/user-agreement/) even if you did not read them.

This applies in this case

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anitaze4
07-10-2015,
@TsVk! - Thank you for the information, will give that a try! http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png - Sounds fun! http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png

@Queen-Evie - That's right, BC is a website to help and not to get malware, I will get a look on it, and yes it will not run on my own system, but I like it to test things. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png

Thanks both! Will keep you up-to-date!