What is aquy510y.sys?

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  1. softtouch

    softtouch Registered Member

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    I am seeing on a friends PC with GMER a driver with the name aquy510y.sys, which is loaded, listed under the Rootkit tab of GMER. It seems to be related to SCSI devices.

    I found in the registry the driver too, but I cannot find the driver file itself.
    gmer shows me that the driver is in system32\drivers, but I cannot find the driver file, even not in safe mode. No other rootkit detector like blacklight, sophos anti-RK, avast etc. find anything, just GMER.

    Google shows 0 results when searching for this driver...
     
  2. Windchild

    Windchild Registered Member

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    Some things to try:

    - boot from a Linux liveCD or BartPE and check if you can find that file and copy it for analysis
    - check if there's any virtual drive software like Alcohol or Daemon Tools installed, and if uninstalling those removes the driver. Virtual CD/DVD software tends to create randomly named, hidden drivers so as to avoid being detected by copy protection / DRM.
     
  3. softtouch

    softtouch Registered Member

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    Thank you for the hint with Virtual CD/DVD.
    I checked the PC, and I saw that Virtual CloneDrive is installed to emulate CD/DVD Roms. This might be the one installing that driver.
     
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