PeStudio uses static analysis (and other techniques) to help you discover more about suspicious applications. The program is aimed squarely at developers and Windows experts, but don’t let that put you off – there are features here which everyone can use and understand.
The goal of PeStudio is to provide a quick way to inspect executable files without having to run them. Evidently, it cannot replace a reliable antivirus solution but it does allow you to get a detailed report about the way an executable file was built.
PeStudio can query Antivirus engines hosted by Virustotal for the file being analyzed. This feature only sends the MD5 of the file being analyzed. This feature can be switched ON or OFF using an XML file included with PeStudio. PeStudio helps you to determine how suspicious the file being analyzed is.