DLL Injection via CreateRemoteThread and LoadLibrary

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

DLL Injection Via CreateRemoteThread and LoadLibrary is a technique used by malware to inject its code into a legitimate process. This technique is similar to hook injection, where the malware inserts a malicious DLL to be used by the system. It is one of the most common techniques used to inject malware into another process.

The malware writes the path to its malicious dynamic-link library (DLL) in the virtual address space of the target process, and then creates a remote thread in the target process. The thread's start address is the LoadLibrary function, which is used to load the malicious DLL into the target process's address space. This allows the malware to execute its code within the context of the target process, without creating new processes or threads.

Featured Windows API's

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly used Windows API's that are currently utilized by malware authors for current evasion technique. This list is meant to provide an overview of the API's that are commonly used for this purpose. If there are any API's that you feel should be included on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to update the list and provide any additional information or documentation that may be helpful.

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