pestudio is used by Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Labs worldwide in order to perform Malware Initial Assessment.
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 valuable indicators.
The goal of pestudio is to spot these artifacts in order to ease and accelerate Malware Initial Assessment. The tool is built upon a powerful parser and a set of XML configuration files that are used to detect various types of indicators and classify items.
Since the file being analyzed is never started, you can inspect malicious executable files like trojan, ransomware and RAT with no risk of infection.