"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image." -Stephen Hawking
VirusZoo is an experimental project to explore different malware and viruses on a shared virtual machine.
A virtual machine under VMWare is running on a different machine from the web server. Once a virus is triggered through VirusZoo, the file is executed on the virtual machine.
The virtual machine is wiped clean to a stable state every night, or every time it crashed or become unresponsive due to virus activity.