For example, I do have a file 2GB large. But it is 99% empty, as I store only passwords, private keys, scans of various personal documents etc. there, all together takes up a couple of megabytes. If there was a need, I could put a 1,5TB hidden partition there. I would argue that the container file size was based on some assumptions regarding future content...
As an evil virus author, I would add another twist: make the plain-text part of the virus install the font (we know it does so). Few moments later, from within the encrypted code, uninstall the font (we have no clues what that code actually does).
Unsuspecting folks would devise infection detectors, which will give nice "false negatives".
Pity. I was hoping that this would be a clever part of systemic offensive. Like forcing laser printer to release deadly toner fumes by downloading evil curves of this font. Or making its kerning so bad that the users would collapse with severe headaches.
Judging from the infection vector (i.e. USB sticks), I suspect that the targets are off-line, or at least heavily firewalled. Mind you, the target is most probably some military facility, likely in Iran. I don't think navigating to a non-white-listed web page wouldn't raise alarm, from the virus author's point of view an unnecessary complication.
Does somebody know whether there is that font ("Palida Narrow") available?
One of my guesses is that both the PATH element and the Program Files item are linked to a single application. That way, as long as the application is installed, the payload would be decryptable. The name check suggests that the application is some in-house project, probably not publicly released.
But maybe the "trigger" is an application in certain environment. Then the Program File would determine application presence. Then the expected item of PATH could refer to some network share, mapped disk, e.g. T:\Repository\bin. Such combination would be pretty unique and therefore an ideal "trigger", IMHO.
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