Mutexes and malware analysis

There is many way to investigate malware and to “find evil” in an unknown executable. There will be situation where looking at a list of running processes won’t give you information to raise a red flag. You can always go deeper and perform more manual analysis. Even though this might be fun it might also be very time consuming…and we don’t always have the ¬†luxury of time neither the resources.

Analysis of mutexes (sometime called mutant) can be a pretty good way to continue your analysis and find more evidence of “evil”.

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