To analyze what an unknown malware does, one needs to set up a "trap" for him/herself and walk into it like (s)he doesn't know what's hiding behind the window.
But, this is too dangerous for the computer you normally use.
So there's something called Scrapegoat that you can sacrifice to know what a software does.
(It's just an unused isolated machine that you can plant malwares and phish yourself to see what it does and where it comes from)

Any suggestions and requirements for this?
(Like (in)security, firewall settings, specs...etc)

I am willing to sacrifice three unused computers to contribute to this forum.

EDIT: Clarification.
1. The topic of this question is "how can I set up a computer so I can test malwares on it without hurting other computers".
2. This topic is NOT about "I want to ruin some computers, any suggestions?".
3. I am not going to use VirtualBox, or Sandboxie. They're good,but I can't add files there externally (VirtualBox) and Sandboxie sometimes fails to start up when infected.
 
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Dani Santos

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To analyze what an unknown malware does, one needs to set up a "trap" for him/herself and walk into it like (s)he doesn't know what's hiding behind the window.
But, this is too dangerous for the computer you normally use.
So there's something called Scrapegoat that you can sacrifice to know what a software does.
(It's just an unused isolated machine that you can plant malwares and phish yourself to see what it does and where it comes from)

Any suggestions and requirements for this?
(Like (in)security, firewall settings, specs...etc)

I am willing to sacrifice three unused computers to contribute to this forum.

EDIT: Clarification.
1. The topic of this question is "how can I set up a computer so I can test malwares on it without hurting other computers".
2. This topic is NOT about "I want to ruin some computers, any suggestions?".
3. I am not going to use VirtualBox, or Sandboxie. They're good,but I can't add files there externally (VirtualBox) and Sandboxie sometimes fails to start up when infected.
Try to use comodo firewall in paranoid mode and the sandbox in fully virtualize. So you can see what malware does to the system
 
The best and most secure are VirtualBox or VMware.
I need to put files externally, and both of them doesn't support this action. Sadly.
My virus DB is not working well with either VirtualBox or VMWare. (It's an virtual hard disk, which is actually a USB drive)
I can't use Cloud because I need to limit internet access to prevent spreading.
 

Dubseven

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I need to put files externally, and both of them doesn't support this action. Sadly.
My virus DB is not working well with either VirtualBox or VMWare. (It's an virtual hard disk, which is actually a USB drive)
I can't use Cloud because I need to limit internet access to prevent spreading.
Make a local FTP and upload/receive files from.
 
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I would go for Dubseven recommendations if I were to do it.
 
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