Hook Injection

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago.

Hook injection is a technique used by malware to alter the behavior of internal functions in an operating system or application. This is typically achieved by inserting malicious code into existing function calls, allowing the malware to intercept and manipulate the normal flow of execution.

In the case of Windows, the SetWindowsHookEx function can be used by programs to install hooks that monitor events such as mouse clicks and keyboard key presses. This can enable malware to monitor user actions and steal sensitive information or perform other malicious actions. By using hook injection, malware can evade detection and continue to operate stealthily within a system.

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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External Links

The resources provided below are associated links that will give you even more detailed information and research on current evasion technique. It is important to note that, while these resources may be helpful, it is important to exercise caution when following external links. As always, be careful when clicking on links from unknown sources, as they may lead to malicious content.

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