Persistent Malware

Malware is a malicious file stored on an infected computer system in order to damage the system or steal sensitive data from it or perform other malicious activities. Security researchers have uncovered a new and sophisticated piece of malware that infects systems and steals data without installing any file onto the targeted system.

Researchers dubbed this persistent malware as Poweliks, which resides in the computer registry only and is therefore not easily detectable as other typical malware that installs files on the affected system which can be scanned by antivirus or anti-malware Software.