Well, as an IT professional, I've always considered my skills at removing malware to be weak. I've always found it easier to simply reload the machine than to deal with the hassles of cleaning the machine. But that has become more and more difficult for me to do. A lot of the people I try to help are very reluctant to let me reload the machine - and I'm getting tired of it too. Besides that, some of my helpees are still running Windows 2000 and of course have lost their CDs and I can't re-install that OS with the CD. So what I want to do is setup a machine that is an easy target for infestation and then use the tools and advice from here and other places to get better at the cleaning process.
The problem is that making a hackable computer is easy - getting it infected with "comet cursor " and others without intervention is almost impossible. So can someone advise me as to the quickest way of getting a machine REALLY infected?