January 9, 2021

Investigation of the Malware Persistence on Boot

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system and for applications that opt to use the registry on runtime. Adversaries use various techniques to achieve persistence on the network and connect back to its CnC ( Command and Control ) server. The most common way is the Registry key value modification.

What are Run keys in Registry?

The registry holds a set of keys, which will handle the operating system setting for the device drivers, services, Security Accounts Manager, and user interface, etc. Adding the new string under the run key will execute a specific program at user boot or logon.

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