MalConfScan : Volatility Plugin For Extracts Configuration Data Of Known Malware

MalConfScan is a Volatility plugin extracts configuration data of known malware. Volatility is an open-source memory forensics framework for incident response and malware analysis. This tool searches for malware in memory images and dumps configuration data. In addition, this tool has a function to list strings to which malicious code refers.

Supported Malware Families

It can dump the following malware configuration data, decoded strings or DGA domains:

  •  Ursnif
  •  Emotet
  •  Smoke Loader
  •  PoisonIvy
  •  CobaltStrike
  •  NetWire
  •  PlugX
  •  RedLeaves / Himawari / Lavender / Armadill / zark20rk
  •  TSCookie
  •  TSC_Loader
  •  xxmm
  •  Datper
  •  Ramnit
  •  HawkEye
  •  Lokibot
  •  Bebloh (Shiotob/URLZone)
  •  AZORult
  •  NanoCore RAT
  •  AgentTesla
  •  FormBook
  •  NodeRAT (
  •  njRAT
  •  TrickBot
  •  Remcos
  •  QuasarRAT
  •  Pony

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Additional Analysis

It has a function to list strings to which malicious code refers. Configuration data is usually encoded by malware. Malware writes decoded configuration data to memory, it may be in memory. This feature may list decoded configuration data.

How to Install

Install packages

If you do not have Yara, please check this page and install it.
Volatility only supports Python2. If you do not have Python2, please install it.

Download Volatility

$ wget
$ unzip

or cloning from Github.

$ git clone


  • Clone MalConfScan Github repository

$ git clone

  • Install Python requirements

$ pip install -r MalConfScan/requirements.txt

  • Copy it to Volatility Plug-in folder

$ cd MalConfScan
$ cp -R utils yara [Extract Volatility Folder]/volatility/plugin/malware

For Volatility on Linux, please refer to the Volatility wiki.

How to Use

It has two functions malconfscan and malstrscan.

Export known malware configuration

$ python malconfscan -f images.mem –profile=Win7SP1x64

List the referenced strings

$ python malstrscan -f images.mem –profile=Win7SP1x64

With Cuckoo

Malware configuration data can be dumped automatically by adding it to Cuckoo Sandbox. If you need more details on Cuckoo and the tool integration, please check MalConfScan with Cuckoo.