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Generating Antivirus Evasive Executables Using Code Mutation


  • Stefan Sabin NICULA



The paper is focus around developing a utility tool based on a python component and a C++ stub in order to compile executable Windows files that are capable of staying undetected to Antivirus solutions. The research process was focused around Antivirus software's ability to detect a malicious file and methods of bypassing the identified techniques. Dependencies and auxiliary links of the project are defined as inputs from the user as well as support software and frameworks designed to provide malicious payload with listeners and handlers for the generated shellcode. Overall, the utility tool is able to receive shellcode and one encryption key as input and generate malware in the shape of a Windows executable file that is able to successfully run and bypass Antivirus detection.

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  • Stefan Sabin NICULA, 2018. "Generating Antivirus Evasive Executables Using Code Mutation," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 22(2), pages 81-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:22:y:2018:i:2:p:81-86

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