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I have installed Cryptolocker in a Windows XP VM that is not connected to any network. But nothing has happened. Does this need an Internet connection to operate? I know this is very dangerous, but I am not connecting this VM to my network. I ran the executable as an Administrator on SP3 and then the exe deleted itself, but on a fresh XP install, nothing I can see has happened at all. No Cryptolocker window or encrypted files. Do I need to put something into the Documents folder to make it work? I have pasted some Windows XP wallpapers into the Documents folder and this should allow the malicious code to do the work.
I have a feeling that without an Internet connection, I will get nowhere. But experimenting with stuff like this is rather like playing with C4 or WW2 UXO.
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That site has an SSL warning.