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Practical Malware Analysis by Andrew Honig, Michael Sikorski

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Appendix A. Important Windows Functions

This appendix contains a list of Windows functions commonly encountered by malware analysts, along with a short description of each one and how it is likely to be used by malware. Most of these functions are already documented by Microsoft, and this appendix is not intended to rehash that information. The Microsoft documentation is extremely useful and describes almost every function exported by a Microsoft DLL, although it can be lengthy and technical.

You can use this appendix as a reference when performing basic static analysis, whether you’re trying to glean information from the import table or just looking for advanced techniques to point you in the right direction. Once you’ve determined which functions ...

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