Malware Analysis & Threat Intel: UAC Bypasses

This video dives into the analysis of a malware sample involving UAC (User Account Control) bypass techniques. It provides a detailed walkthrough of static and dynamic malware analysis processes, including insights into threat intelligence using tools like The content focuses on dissecting a Visual Basic Script (VBS) malware that eventually leads to the execution of a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), illustrating various analysis techniques and tools along the way.

Key points

๐Ÿ” Malware Analysis Process: The video outlines the process of analyzing a VBS malware, demonstrating static and dynamic analysis to uncover its operation and intentions.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ UAC Bypass Techniques: Highlights how malware authors employ techniques to bypass User Account Control, a crucial security feature in Windows, to execute malicious payloads without detection.

๐Ÿ“œ Threat Intelligence with Showcases the use of’s threat intelligence features to explore and understand malware behaviors, techniques, and related threat actors.

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Investigation Tools: Details the use of various tools and techniques for malware investigation, including script analysis, sandboxing, and threat intelligence platforms.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Mitigating Malware Threats: Discusses strategies for defending against malware that uses UAC bypass techniques, underlining the importance of up-to-date threat intelligence in cybersecurity defenses.


  1. Introduction to a malware sample that uses a VBS stager for deploying a RAT, highlighting the significance of UAC bypass in malware execution.
  2. Detailed walkthrough of static analysis, demonstrating how to dissect the VBS script to understand its functionality and intent.
  3. Exploration of dynamic analysis through sandboxing, showing how the malware behaves in a controlled environment.
  4. Introduction to’s threat intelligence features, illustrating how they can be used to gather insights on malware techniques and actors.
  5. Demonstration of how the malware bypasses UAC, employing techniques that exploit system vulnerabilities for silent execution.
  6. Discussion on the importance of threat intelligence in identifying, understanding, and mitigating malware threats.
  7. Conclusion emphasizing the continual need for cybersecurity awareness and the adoption of robust defense mechanisms against evolving malware techniques.