Didier Stevens

Monday 5 December 2022

Extracting Certificates For Defender

Filed under: Malware — Didier Stevens @ 0:00

A colleague asked me for help with extracting code signing certificates from malicious files, to add them to Defender’s block list.

The procedure involves right-clicking the EXE in Windows Explorer, selecting properties to view the digital signature, and so on …

But I don’t like procedures where one has to click on malware.

So I looked for a PowerShell command, and found this.

Get-AuthenticodeSignature .\malware.exe.vir | Select-Object -ExpandProperty SignerCertificate | Export-Certificate -Type CERT -FilePath SignerCertificate.cer

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