Send a virus to Microsoft
Microsoft has streamlined their process for receiving samples of malicious software or spyware.
Samples sent to the following addresses will be automatically processed into the Microsoft Antimalware Team queue:
- email@example.com (virus/worm/trojan/etc samples)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (spyware samples)
Note that these use @submit.microsoft.com now, rather than @microsoft.com.
One reason for the change is to move the mail server they use for sample submissions outside the corporate SPAM and virus filters. In the past they have had issues with sample submission e-mails getting filtered, particularly on the SPAM side.
These addresses replace the old submission addresses:
- email@example.com (deprecated)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (deprecated)
- email@example.com (deprecated)
As before, please use "False Positive" or "False Negative" in the mail subject line if possible to indicate the type of submission, and use password of 'infected' on the submitted .zip or .rar file.
Didn't you wish you could send Microsoft a virus? Then here's your chance... ;-)