I'm new in the field of reverse engineering to detect malicious code in ELF file. I installed IDA on Ubuntu (https://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download_freeware.shtml) then follow guide at https://github.com/idapython/src/wiki/Installation-Instructions

But it doesn't work (not show Script language Python to change from IDC)

How do I configure IDA on Ubuntu with plugin IDApython?


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The free version of IDA doesn't support the IDAPython scripting engine. You'll have to get a commercial license.

The instructions you're trying to follow may also be a little outdated.

  • Thank u for replying, Nirlzr. What about using github.com/radare/radare2 to replace IDA pro? please
    – MrBob
    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:59
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    As @Biswapriyo said usage of IDA's demo for non-commercial purposes is totally fine, although most features will be missing. r2 is totally free and a decent disassembler so you should definitely consider it for free use.
    – NirIzr
    Jul 9, 2018 at 16:20

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