Checking Memory Size

Created the Monday 11 March 2019. Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

Most modern user machines have at least 4GB of memory. Malware programs can detect whether they are running in a sandbox environment by checking the available memory size. If the available memory size is less than 4GB, it is likely that the program is running in a sandbox.


Technique Identifiers

U1313 B0009.014


Featured Windows API's

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly used Windows API's that are currently utilized by malware authors for current evasion technique. This list is meant to provide an overview of the API's that are commonly used for this purpose. If there are any API's that you feel should be included on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to update the list and provide any additional information or documentation that may be helpful.

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Additional Resources

External Links

The resources provided below are associated links that will give you even more detailed information and research on current evasion technique. It is important to note that, while these resources may be helpful, it is important to exercise caution when following external links. As always, be careful when clicking on links from unknown sources, as they may lead to malicious content.


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