Make sure an executable is not malicious

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http://askubuntu.com – I am on Ubuntu 12.10 and i was wondering it there is a tool or an "Box" to run an executable inside it. And by doing so check if the executable is malicious... maybe a virtual machine where i can see everything that the executable is doing! Or the tools that the specialists who works for antivirus companies and task forces uses!!! I wouldn't mind something with a graphical interface (HowTos)