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Test Description

Test 1: This test works by modifying several autostart values in the registry then quickly rewriting the original contents. This test will determine whether or not the registry protection you have is quick enough to catch the change. Most registry programs simply poll/read the registry every few seconds which means they will never catch everything which is written. This can be abused by malware which simply keeps rewriting itself to the registry so that you every time your machine starts up, the worm/virus/trojan will start also. If your registry protection program is successful all registry items shown will not be able to be modified.

Test 2: This test works by attempting to write itself to various autostart locations in the registry. It will then simulate a shutdown to show that it will appear the next time your machine starts. If the test fails to shutdown your computer, then manually shut it down to see the results for the next boot. If this test is successful after the reboot you should receive various messages stating that this test indeed managed to start itself on the next reboot. If the test is successful you are vulnerable to being infected with something which will continually start itself on your system. If your registry protection programs detect the changes AFTER the registry tester starts then it has failed.

Test Details
AuthorGhost Security
Type of TestHIPS
Techniques usedDLL Injection, Windows Messages
Operating System(s)Windows XP/ Windows XP64(x64)/Windows 2000/Windows 2003
Number of Tests2