pestudio is used by many Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT) worldwide in order to perform malware initial assessments.
Malicious software often attempts to hide its intents in order to evade early detection and static analysis. In doing so, it often leaves suspicious patterns, unexpected metadata, anomalies and other indicators.
The goal of pestudio is to spot these artifacts in order to ease and accelerate Malware Initial Assessment. The tool uses a powerful parser and a flexible set of configuration files that are used to detect various types of indicators and determine thresholds. Since the file being analyzed is never started, you can inspect unknown or malicious executable file, trojan and ransomware without any risk of infection.