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Does anyone have link to serious study about percentage of custom packer


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I would like to have some statistics about What percentage of malware use custom packer/cryptor to protect itself? I have been googling for a while but could only find technical study of some custom packers. Any help?

Edited by gundamfj
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  • 5 weeks later...

I can't say any number but at least half of them. What you can do to know that by yourself is:

  • download some few tera bytes from VirusShare or any other source. 
  • do some fuzzy hashing to filter out very similar samples to partially avoid false statistics and also filter out non PE files.
  • write a small python script which will use yara / peid and store the results for each hash in a database.

You will be knowing how % of samples are not packed, packed with commercial packer, packed with custom packer.


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