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Manually unpacking PECompact 2
First of all, let's get rid of all exceptions errors in OllyDbg:
If you open a PE Compact 2 packed malware into OllyDbg, you will get a similar message. Clik "No"
On the below screenshot, we notice that the instruction at address 0x004028F5 triggers a new SEH exception:
3 times "run" (F9) and we are close to the end: notice the "jump" to EAX at 0x0051993D:
Now step over (F8) and step into (F7) and you're done. Dump the process with OllyDump:
Manually unpacking PECompact 1.68 - 1.84
Given a malware that is packed with "PECompact 1.68 - 1.84 -> Jeremy Collake". When we load the program into OllyDbg, we see that it starts at 0x405130:
As depicted below, there are pushfd / pushad instructions that will save all the registers and flags. These registers and flags are likely to be restored (with popfd / popad) before the immediately before the tail jump.
00405130 EB 06 JMP SHORT Lab18-03.00405138 00405132 68 77150000 PUSH 1577 00405137 C3 RETN 00405138 9C PUSHFD 00405139 60 PUSHAD 0040513A E8 02000000 CALL Lab18-03.00405141
The code is as follows. It shows a return instruction that transfers the execution to another location, which might be the tail jump.
0040754E 61 POPAD 0040754F 9D POPFD 00407550 50 PUSH EAX 00407551 68 77154000 PUSH Lab18-03.00401577 00407556 C2 0400 RETN 4
We have successfully reached the OEP:
And we're done.
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