Using encoders to avoid AV detection

In Chapter 6, Client-side Attacks with Metasploit, we have already seen how to use the msfvenom utility to generate various payloads. However, these payloads if used as-is are most likely to be detected by antivirus programs. In order to avoid antivirus detection of our payload, we need to use encoders offered by the msfvenom ;utility. ;

To get started, we'll generate a simple payload in the ;.exe ;format using the shikata_ga_nai ;encoder, as shown in the following screenshot:

Once the payload has been generated, we upload it to the site http://www.virustotal.com for analysis. As the analysis is completed, ...

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