I am trying to work through practical malware analysis and there are a series of labs hidden within an exe file. Since I just need the files to analyse , and would rather not download an entire windows os, is there a way to extract the lab files from within the exe ?

the files in question are located here https://practicalmalwareanalysis.com/labs/

As of right now when i try to run wine i get an error that says that

Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

I have spent the last 4 hours uninstalling, reinstalling, looking at tutorials etc and im really frustrated because all i need are the fucking files .


The file PracticalMalwareAnalysis-Labs.exe is self-extractor RAR archive. I don't have an idea why 7z or Ubuntu's Archive Manager both can't handle it properly. So you need unrar tool for Ubuntu:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install unrar

Then you can extract the content of the file by the command:

unrar x PracticalMalwareAnalysis-Labs.exe

Where x - Extract files with full path.

  • well this worked immediately. I can't believe i spent so many hours trying to fix wine. Thank you for posting this . – razeal113 May 7 '17 at 9:44
  • @razeal113, I have a Windows machine and there I understood that it is RAR archive :) – pa4080 May 7 '17 at 9:47

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