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#1 TheJoker

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:00 PM

What is an alternate data stream (ADS)? How it can be created and read, and how one can remove unwanted ADS?

 

Alternate Data Streams (ADS) are a file attribute only found on the NTFS file system.

 

These data streams suffer from a bad reputation since they have been used and abused to write hidden data. Varying from data about where a file came from to complete malware files (e.g. Backdoor.Rustock.A)

 

Read the entire article on Alternate Data Streams here:

https://blog.malware...e-data-streams/

 

 


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