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Is there a web service where you could upload your file and execute it on the remote system?

It would probably be setup as a virtual machine with its lifespan of a single session. It would be reverted back after you'd logout/disconnect. It would probably have to share it's desktop to display application's UI.

It would probably make certain things simpler (like virus testing, UI testing etc).

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There are many VPS hosting providers that people use for things like this. No reason to use the web for it, you just pay a small fee for a remote host slice that you can do whatever with, like Slicehost.

Alternatively, many people use locally-hosted VMs.

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VMs are probably the cheapest and best way to go, since you can always revert state if you infect thyself. –  Robert Koritnik May 25 '10 at 14:42

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