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What is your Reverse Engineering Lab Setup?

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Hello guys,

I would like to know what sort of setup you are using for reverse engineering.

I have a computer with 4 GBs of RAM.

Should I setup VM for RE? Will VM be good for RE if one considers performance?

What do you use?



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Blue Indian

4GB of RAM can run a normal VM setup, but I recommend at least 8GB. But at the same time, VM will help you to keep your host safe from any side effect of reverse engineering i.e. security issues, crashes and so on.


Now I am out of this scene but my personal setup included a PC with 16GB of RAM, host system as Windows 10 and Linux Mint (dual boot), and a VM installed on Windows 10. VM contained Windows 7/XP. Regarding tool for reverse engineering, my primary tools were IDA Pro, OllyDBG, HxD, WinDBG, WinHEX, LordPE, and several packer detectors and unpackers.

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@Blue Indian

i use xp and I can't find .net 4.5 for it.

XP is so fast in hyper-v but I can't use it for .net reversing. Can you suggest a solution? I don't want to use win 8 or 10 as these os need more RAM. I have 8 Gbs. 



I ditched vm and partitioned hddNow I have 3 partitions. One entirly for rce. Finally can do some .net re :)

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