Beyond good ol’ Run key, Part 123

November 18, 2019 in Anti-Forensics, Autostart (Persistence)

Yet another quick post. This time about a subset of libraries (and possibly programs, but I only saw the libraries) that reference Intel® VTune™ Amplifier.

As explained in a linked article, one can define following environment variables to ensure the ITT libraries are loaded during the program run-time:

  • INTEL_LIBITTNOTIFY32=<DLL>
  • INTEL_LIBITTNOTIFY64 =<DLL>

It’s probably a poor choice for a potential persistence mechanism. I only saw these referenced by tbbmalloc.dll, but there may be more programs/libraries. Even Mozilla seems to be using it in some of its builds.

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