By Dray Agha
The Windows registry is a vast and complex topic and cannot be understood and defended in one article. One particular area of interest from a security perspective is registry run keys. In this article, we discuss who uses run keys, how to uncover abuse, and how to eradicate evil from them.
An Introduction to Run Keys
What are registry run keys? Run keys are an obscure mechanism of the registry to execute something on a Windows system when a user logs in or the machine boots up.