As a helpful suggestion by a player I've changed the wording in #3 to ask for what a specific AV vendor uses to classify the malware to make the question easier. If anyone has suggestions please feel free to let me know! thanks for the help
I have two possible options for downloads this year. The first download is a .ova Security Onion Server you can import that will have everything you need to solve the challenge. The second is the stand alone forensics files you may download to analyze on your own system.

Security Onion Credentials

User: eadmin
Password: grrcon2016