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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "directx.sys":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "directx.sys" has sometimes been a threat.
File "directx.sys" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "directx.sys"42
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat4
Statistical volume of cases when "directx.sys" was a threat10%
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The file "directx.sys" is known to be created under the following filenames:
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  • %UserProfile% is a variable that specifies the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] (Windows NT/2000/XP).
  • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "directx.sys":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
FURootkit [McAfee]60
Hacktool.Rootkit [Symantec]60
Rootkit.FU_Rootkit [PC Tools]60
Rootkit.Win32.Agent.l [Kaspersky Lab]60
TROJ_ROOTKIT.H [Trend Micro]44
Troj/NtRootK-F [Sophos]16
VirTool:WinNT/FURootkit.A [Microsoft]16
Trojan.Win32.Rootkit.H [Ikarus]12
Win-Trojan/Rootkit.6656 [AhnLab]4