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Learning Malware Analysis by Monnappa K A

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5.4 Setting Up And Configuring Windows VM

Before setting up the Windows VM, you first need to install a Windows operating system (Windows 7, Window 8, and so on) of your choice in the virtualization software (such as VMware or VirtualBox). Once you have Windows installed, follow these steps:

  1. Download Python from https://www.python.org/downloads/. Be sure to download Python 2.7.x (such as 2.7.13); most of the scripts used in this book are written to run on the Python 2.7 version and may not run correctly on Python 3. After you've downloaded the file, run the installer. Make sure you check the option to install pip and Add python.exe to Path, as shown in the following screenshot. Installing pip will make it easier to install any third-party ...

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