Malware Analysis – Packers & Unpacking

What Is A Packer?

A packer is a tool that is used to compress the content of the malware.

Attackers will use packers to obfuscate the content of the malware, this makes it difficult to analyze strings.

Packers compress an executable and when executed the packed executable will be decompressed. This allows us to analyze the original unpacked executable.

Tools We Will Be Using

  • UPX
  • EXEinfo PE

 

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