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DRAKVUF is a virtualization based agentless black-box binary analysis system. DRAKVUF allows for in-depth execution tracing of arbitrary binaries (including operating systems), all without having to install any special software within the virtual machine used for analysis.

Hardware requirements

DRAKVUF uses hardware virtualization extensions found in Intel CPUs. You will need an Intel CPU with virtualization support (VT-x) and with Extended Page Tables (EPT). DRAKVUF is not going to work on any other CPUs (such as AMD) or on Intel CPUs without the required virtualization extensions.

Supported guests

DRAKVUF currently supports:

  • Windows 7 - 8, both 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Linux 2.6.x - 5.x, both 32-bit and 64-bit

Pre-built Debian packages

You can find pre-built Debian packages of the latest DRAKVUF builds at

Malware analysis

DRAKVUF provides a perfect platform for stealthy malware analysis as its footprint is nearly undectebable from the malware's perspective. While DRAKVUF has been mainly developed with malware analysis in mind, it is certainly not limited to that task as it can be used to monitor the execution of arbitrary binaries.

Graphical frontend

If you would like a full-featured DRAKVUF GUI to setup as automated analysis sandbox, check out the DRAKVUF Sandbox project.

More information can be found on the project website:

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