Created the Monday 11 March 2019. Updated 2 months ago.
Cuckoo is a malware analysis system that uses a named pipe, called \.\pipe\cuckoo, for communication between the host system (where the malware is being analyzed) and the guest system (where the malware is running).
A malware that is running on the guest system can detect the presence of a virtual environment by attempting to access the \.\pipe\cuckoo named pipe. If the named pipe exists, it indicates that the malware is running on a virtual machine being monitored by Cuckoo. This information can be used by the malware to adjust its behavior in order to evade detection or to avoid performing certain actions.
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