"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."
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.