I am new to malware analysis, and I'm learning how to detect malware that uses process injection to execute PE files from memory. I chose a ransomware sample that uses process injection to load the actual payload in memory and took a crash dump at the point where the executable is loaded into memory. Is it safe to open (and not run) the crash dump file in WinDbg in a trusted environment? I will be using WinDbg commands to list peb, TIDs etc.

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In short, yes it is safe. The debuggers won't map crash dumps into executable memory, and extensions such as .call only work in live debugging.

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