This page contains some information and links for In-Memory Malware Analysis course.

In case of any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at or @valorcz on Twitter.

Course Texts

In-Memory Analysis (text) A brief introduction to reverse engineering and memory forensics (English).
In-Memory Analysis (slides) Handouts for this course (English).

Tools and Templates

In-Memory Analysis (tools) A bootstrap folder structure with Volatility Framework and other tools. Unzip the file (if you know how, edit your %PATH% variable to contain the \bin folder).

Memory Images

Most of the memory images here can be found and downloaded from Volatility Framework page. Download the file into your \images folder (it's in the unzipped folder structure from the previous step).

Infected WinXP A very basic Windows XP system, easy to analyze.
Clean Win7, x64 A clean image of Win7 Home memory, x64 platform (packed with bzip2).
Zeus (older version) Windows XP infected with Zeus.
Zeus (newer version) Windows XP infected with never version of Zeus.
Cridex (trojan, backdoor) A host infected with Cridex.
SpyEye (keylogger) A host infected with SpyEye.
DarkComet (keylogger) A memory image of a host infected with DarkComet. Due to its size, this memory image si zipped.
IE history analysis A memory image with a browser history to be analyzed.
Bob! Detailed Forensics Memory image to test your forensic skills (foremost can help you, be careful with dumped files).


Volatily Framework Powerful open source tool for memory analysis with command-line interface. Python powered.
Rekall Memory Forensic Framework Completely open collection of tools for the collection and extraction of digital artifacts from memory. Python powered.
Mandiant Redline Free (not open source) memory forensic tool, with nice GUI and decent forensic capabilities. For Windows only, requires latest .NET Framework.
Reverse Engineering for Beginners Excellent and free material for everyone who wants to dive into reverse engineering. Incredible stuff!
SANS DFIR Memory Forensics Poster A poster with overview of memory forensics tools, workflows, commands and internals.
Windows VMs When you need a fully functional Windows VM with a browser (IE or Edge).


Your homework is as easy as forensic analysis. Ok, way easier :) Analyse the image below, write a report and summarize your findings in such a way that I can possibly reproduce the process of your analysis. Use all the tools we used in the class, but only if you can work in a safe environment (VMWare, VirtualBox or Unix-based OS). If not, you don't have to dump any files from the memory image, especially if you don't trust your AV. Stay safe and keep your computer clean. If you want to perform more detailed analysis, you are cordially invited.

I also promised to provide you with a sample report.

Your Homework Memory image to test your skills (big warning here -- be careful with dumped files!).