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Accelerated Windows Malware Analysis with Memory Dumps: Training Course Transcript and WinDbg Practice Exercises, Second Edition by Software Diagnostics Services, Dmitry Vostokov

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Appendix - Malware Analysis Patterns

 

(reprinted from Memory Dump Analysis Anthology volumes and Encyclopedia of Crash Dump Analysis Patterns)

 

Deviant Module

 

When looking at the module list (lmv), searching for modules (.imgscan) or examining the particular module (!address, !dh) we may notice one of them as deviant. The deviation may be in (but not limited to as anything is possible):

  • suspicious module name
  • suspicious protection
  • suspicious module load address

 

0:005> .imgscan​MZ at 00040000, prot 00000040, type 00020000 - size 1d000​MZ at 00340000, prot 00000002, type 01000000 - size 9c000​Name: iexplore.exe​MZ at 02250000, prot 00000002, type 00040000 - size 2000​MZ at 023b0000, prot 00000002, type 01000000 - size b000​Name: msimtf.dll​MZ at 03f80000, ...

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