Malicious Process Detection: APT1 Software Running

critical Nessus Plugin ID 64687


Nessus detected potentially unwanted processes on the remote host.


The md5sum of one or more running processes on the remote Windows host matches the signature distributed by Mandiant of software known to be involved in corporate cyber espionage by a unit called APT1.

Verify that the remote processes are legitimate and authorized in your environment.


Uninstall the remote software if it does not match your security policy, investigate your network for further signs of a breach

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64687

File Name: wmi_apt1_running.nbin

Version: 1.206

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/19/2013

Updated: 2/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: malscan/enabled