I knew some months ago an alternative solution to “Kali Linux” but totally based or created for Windows Operating System. Honestly, I thought, “great, it exist for windows!“, but now that im researching more in security field, also as im studying the CEH certification, as a future ethical hackers we need to know both sides.
This toolkit was developed by FireEye and they named the toolkit “Flare VM“, basically it is a customizable windows distribution for malware analysis,incident response, forensics analysis, penetration testing, red teaming, etc.
It is a file extension .ps1, “script” that contains many packaged tools ready to be installed, go and check the list on the specific GitHub documentation, (https://bit.ly/2sA8HX9). Can be installed preferably on 64 bits, but it works on 32 bits as well.
– Windows OS, fresh install (Tested on Windows 7 Professional)
– Admin permissions
The installation process before was a simple webinstaller that you just needed to download, double clik the file and after some time it will convert your Windows OS into Flare VM but now, i was checking that you need to apply some commands on Windows Powershell.
I used the basic method that you just need to download the file, I copied the file “script” to the core machine and run it. Check the “README.md” file for more context, (https://bit.ly/2JsBrdM)
Steps – My install
1. Download the file here: https://bit.ly/2Jv3iu9
2. Extract the file “master.zip”
3. Open Powershell as Administrator
4. Enable script execution running the following command,
5. Find the script folder
6. Run the script
After that the installation proccess will start and will take some time, maybe a couple of restart will be required to successfully complete the installation.
Note: You can check a video on Youtube that i created before with the previous installation method, the one that is “deprecated”.