Malicious File Detection: User Defined Malware

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88962


Nessus detected potentially unwanted files on the remote host.


The checksum of one or more files 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.

Note that Nessus has only scanned files with the following extensions :

.application, .asp, .bat, .chm, .class, .cmd, .com, .cp, .csh, .dl, .doc, .docx, .drv, .exe, .gadget, .hta, .inf, .ins, .inx, .isu, .jar, .job, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .jse, .jse, .jsp, .lnk, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .paf, .pdf, .php, .pif, .ppt, .pptx, .ps1, .ps1xm, .ps2, .ps2xm, .psc1, .psc2, .reg, .rgs, .scf, .scr, .sct, .shb, .shs, .swf, .sys, .u3p, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vbscript, .ws, .wsf, .xls, .xls


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: 88962

File Name: wmi_malware_user_md5s_filescan.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.49 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/04/11

Modified: 2018/02/06

Dependencies: 59275

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: malscan/enabled