Converting a PE executable to a RAW format

Summary

Converting a Portable Executable (PE) executable to a RAW format can be a useful technique for bypassing certain security measures and anti-virus software. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to convert a PE executable to a RAW format:

1. Identify the target PE executable file that needs to be converted to RAW format.
2. Use a tool such as OllyDbg, IDA Pro or x64dbg to open the PE executable file and analyze its structure.
3. Locate the PE header and other important sections of the executable, including the Import Address Table (IAT), Export Function Table (EFT) and the Resource Directory.
4. Identify any dependencies that the PE executable may have on external libraries or DLLs.
5. Remove all unnecessary headers, sections and data from the PE executable to reduce its size and make it less detectable by anti-virus software.
6. Convert the remaining code and data into a flat binary format using a hex editor or a custom script.
7. Save the converted file as a RAW format executable with a .RAW extension or any other desired extension.
8. Test the converted executable to ensure that it runs correctly on the target system.

By following these steps, you can successfully convert a PE executable to a RAW format and potentially bypass certain security measures and anti-virus software. However, be aware that this technique may not always work and could potentially cause compatibility issues or crashes on some systems.

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