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Configure your Cuckoo

VM WindowsXP

First of all, you need to install and configure your XP Virtual box machine.

apt-get install virtualbox

In case you run into the same problems I did, issue the follwing commands to install the mandatory vboxdrv:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
sudo apt-get remove --purge virtualbox-dkms
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

Install the XP itself.


  1. The Firewall
  2. Updates
  3. UAC

After that, you want to install your Office, Adobe Reader, and any other programm you'd like to have on your VM in terms of being usable for you malware sample.

A good hint from doing this quite often, when you installed all your programs, run them at least once, so that they are ready to serve the malware without stopping the process by displaying some stupid first time usage messages.

On every program you installed, ensure that all the update functions have been turned off.