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What is gathernetworkinfo.vbs?

By Microsoft

What is it?

The script does collect various networking information about the Windows system and its configuration and dumps the information into the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder. A visual basic file like this might arouse your suspicion, but this is actually just a component of the Network and Sharing Center in Windows.
(gathernetworkinfo.vbs is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is gathernetworkinfo.vbs loaded?

Scheduled task - gathernetworkinfo.vbs is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the gathernetworkinfo.vbs file.Of the 0.1% of gathernetworkinfo.vbs users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

Program contents

Dim FSO, shell, xslProcessor

Sub RunCmd(CommandString, OutputFile)
	cmd = "cmd /c " + CommandString + " >> " + OutputFile
	shell.Run cmd, 0, True
End Sub

Sub GetOSInfo(outputFileName)
    On Error Resume Next
    strComputer = "."
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002

    Dim objReg, outputFile
    Dim buildDetailNames, buildDetailRegValNames

    buildDetailNames = Array("Product Name", "Version", "Build Lab", "Type")
    buildDetailRegValNames = Array("ProductName", "CurrentVersion", "BuildLabEx", "CurrentType")

    Set outputFile = FSO.OpenTextFile(outputFileName, 2, True)

    Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" &_
                     strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

    outputFile.WriteLine("[Architecture/Processor Information]")
    cmd = "cmd /c set processor >> " & outputFileName
    shell.Run cmd, 0, True

    Set outputFile = FSO.OpenTextFile(outputFileN...

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: gathernetworkinfo.vbs
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Size: 39.6 KB
Windows file protection: Yes

Scheduled task details

Name: GatherNetworkInfo
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo

Image hashes

MD5: 2ae808cb0d9a667b0cf41ea74b3b9bac
SHA-1: 628b6b4bf3cc7f77578cf3ccfcc587dbf9ec7e07
SHA-256: a873a7d3b90c6f2d156e5026b72a5652d4893081cd188300141a95dc38cba56b

PE image details

File packed: No
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