Wiping or Encrypting

Created the Saturday 23 March 2019. Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago.

Anti-forensic techniques are methods used by malware to prevent security professionals from detecting and analyzing it. One way that malware can accomplish this is by using wiping or encryption techniques to remove its own trace from the system.

In some cases, malware may use wiping or encryption as a decoy, in order to distract security professionals and hide its true purpose. In other cases, it may use these techniques as part of a sabotage operation, in order to destroy data or cause other damage to the system.

Overall, wiping and encryption techniques are just one of the many anti-forensic techniques that malware can use to evade detection and cause harm to computer systems.

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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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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