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Other triggers

Article detailing the mechanisms of malware persistence by use of myriad triggers.
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Other Triggers

There can be many other events that can trigger the execution of malware some examples include:

• Specified date(s) and time(s)

• Boot number

• Mouse overs

• Folder navigation

• Presence or absence of particular files, folders, registry keys or values

• A particular program/service running or not running

Additional information…

It can be seen that there are myriad methods that can be used to trigger a malware infection. The one process that cannot be used to trigger a malware infection is a command to actually power down a system. Obvious really!

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