I am developing a simple ransomware script for my bachelor thesis to see how different firewall manufacturer solved threat protection/prevention.
I wrote a simple python script using cryptography.fernet to generate a key and encrypt some example files.
To run my script on a testmachine which haven’t installed python I need to build a .exe and execute it. I have tried different Modules for example pyinstaller but the windows defender immediatly triggered an alert. However I managed to solve this problem using py2exe.
I have created the python script and everything works perfectly until I am building the .exe file.
I am receiving 4 errors when I execute following command: python setup.py py2exe
4 missing Modules ----------------- ? _posixshmem imported from multiprocessing.resource_tracker, multiprocessing.shared_memory ? bcrypt imported from cryptography.hazmat.primitives.serialization.ssh ? readline imported from cmd, code, pdb ? resource imported from test.support
For some reason the .exe file will be build in dist folder but do not work properly when I start execute the file. The console appears for a millisecond and disappears. The example files are are still readable. I tried to comment out almost everything but I still have the same problem. I think some of the above used modules are not compatible with py2exe…
My setup.py is:
from distutils.core import setup import py2exe import os import time import getpass import pathlib import ctypes from cryptography.fernet import Fernet setup(console=['dll32.py'])
I am using Python 3.9.4
Thank you for your time.
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