Malicious Process Detection: User Defined Malware Running

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65548


Nessus detected potentially unwanted processes on the remote host.


The checksum of one or more running processes on the remote Windows host matches one of the signatures provided using the 'Additional MD5 hashes (optional)' preference (found under the 'Malicious Process Detection' Preference Type) in the scan policy.

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


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65548

File Name: wmi_malware_user_md5s.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.70 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/03/14

Modified: 2018/02/06

Dependencies: 59275

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: malscan/enabled