Created the Monday 11 March 2019. Updated 8 months, 1 week ago.

The VPCEXT instruction (visual property container extender) is another anti–virtual machine trick used by malware to detect virtual systems. This technique is not documented. If the execution of the instruction does not generate an exception (illegal instruction), then the program is running on a virtual machine.

Technique Identifiers

U1321 B0009.038

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Additional Resources

External Links

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