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Searches for a registry run entry by the registry value name. If the directory parameter is set, a directory of the given name will be detected too, if the file resided inside it.


AutoRunByValue:<value name>,<directory>[,advanced file parameters]



This would detect the following entry inside the registry, and will add both the registry value and the directory Spyware to the results list.

"Spyware"="C:\\Program files\\Spyware\\spyware.exe"


This command is only to be used in rare cases where the autorun entry might be the only lead to a totally random directory name. It detects a Run value, much like AutoRun, and also an associated directory.

  1. The first parameter describes the value to find. Algo-Prefixes are supported only here. AP
  2. The second parameter means an additional folder that might get flagged if the run entry points to a file inside a folder of that name. You may also keep this directory parameter empty, but you may not obmit it. Use the wildcard * (with care) to flag any folder that belongs to identified entries.
  3. You may specify advanced file parameters to limit detection in case of ambigious value names (which nearly all are, so make use of this)!

Scan Results

  • Any entries in Run, RunServices, RunOnce or RunServicesOnce (from \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ for both HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and all users) that are identified by value.
  • The files associated with the entries, if they were found.
  • The directory specified in the second parameter.

See also

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