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Volatility is a memory forensics framework that provides functionality to analyse memory dumps and to extract valueable information from it.

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Are all PAGE_EXECUTE_READWRITE are security risks?

I've used a dump program to get a snapshot of my memory on newly installed Win10x64 and then I've pip it into Volatility(Memory forensics Software) by running this command : python vol.py -f ...
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Why does Volatility fail on windows 10 dumps and what other tools can I use? [closed]

So I am trying to extract data from a full memory dump (Made with either dumpit or a BSOD). WinDBG manages to extract some information from it, but Volatility is silent: PS F:\> C:\Python27\python....
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Volatility: Issue with analyzing Windows 10 and Server 2016 systems

I have been trying to use Volatility 2.6 to analyze memory dumps generated by DumpIt. I am experiencing an issue analyzing the memory dumps (all 4 GB in size) of two Windows 10 64 bit boxes (build ...
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Is there any difference between hiberfile.sys file and RAM dump made with 3rd party software for Volatility.py?

I was wondering how could I give some advice to one of my friend when attempting to analyze live Windows machine which was infected with malware. As far as I know, hibernation saves RAM memory ...
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Extracting passwords from Windows Credential Manager

I've read that when an encrypted zip file is opened using explorer, windows caches the passwords in the Credential Manager. Given the memory image of a machine where I've opened an encrypted zip, is ...
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How to analyze a split EnCase Image with Volatility?

I acquired a RAM image using EnCase so that I can run it through Volatility. The acquired image came as a split image (i.e. .E01, .E02, etc.). How can I combine all the individual files as one raw ...
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Volatility: Dumping memory associated with a particular process

I'm trying figure out how I can dump the memory associated with a process. So far, I've managed to identify the PID's of the processes I'm interested in (along with their offset). However, I can't ...
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Volatility.exe suggests two profiles for XP memory dump. Which one should I use?

Volatility suggests two profiles for XP memory dump. Which one should I use for further investigation? I am a beginner for the volatility.
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Volatility Forensics with Large dumps

Today I was tasked with the analysis of a .vmem file of a Windows RDS one of our customers due to some "strange" connections coming from native Windows processes. The extracted .vmem file has a size ...
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Extract Outlook email attachments from memory

Does anyone know if there is a way to extract Outlook emails with attachments from memory? What I have tried is to use volatility to dump PST files from memory and then use libpff to recover the ...
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Volatility Plug-ins to investigate packed exe files

I am using volatility for malware analysis. I have got a process in my memory image that is packed by malware using UPX packer. Malfind plugin doesn't show injected code for it also. How can i use ...
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Create memory dump from the windows commandline

I was following this blog post to dump the memory of a windows host. Sadly this method does not work on Windows Server 2012 because the memory drivers that come with mdd aren't signed and this is ...
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Can a rootkit hide processes from “Volatility” or other memory forensics tools?

I know that a rootkit can hide processes from the OS by fooling around in the userspace. But can a rootkit also modify a processes metadata in a way that it won't even be recognized by a RAM forensic ...
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Convert raw memory dump into a format recognized by volatility

I dumped the RAM of a Windows 7 pc using LiveKd which basicly worked. The memory was dumped but then the convert of the binary dump into "summary format" failed. When I then tried to read the file ...