How do I create a log for detecting the presence of malicious files?

To create logs to detect presence of malicious files, run the following tools:

  1. Download the Autoruns tool from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.
    1. Execute the Autoruns.exe tool.
    2. When the tool opens, it automatically scans and shows you what programs are configured to run during a system boot up or log in. Allow the tool to finish scanning.
    3. Once done, click Options, and tick Hide Microsoft entries.
    4. Save the log as *.arn (File > Save) on your desktop.
  2. Download the GMER tool from http://www.gmer.net/gmer.zip.
    1. Execute the GMER.exe tool.
    2. When the tool opens, it starts the scan automatically. Allow the tool to finish scanning.
    3. Once done, click the Save... button to save the log file as *.log on your desktop.
  3. Download HiJackThis tool from http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/
    1. Execute the HijackThis.exe tool with administrator privileges.
    2. Select the option to Do a system scan and save a logfile.
  4. Combine all generated log files in a password-protected archive. Use the password:
    infected
  5. Submit the zip file in your next reply to our analysts.
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