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Can Thumbnail creation Activate/Install a Virus? Using Icaros

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#1 ellox


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:15 PM

Hey Forum!
This question has been jumping through my mind before.
I was wondering if the creation of thumbnails can actually Activate or Install a virus.
Currently i am using Icaros to create thumbnails for webm, mp4, flv etc.
And i have read that flv is a common extension that contains viruses. (Dont know why or how or if its balony)
But the same question applies for windows standard thumbnail creation for lets say .wmv .mpeg .avi

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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:49 AM

Can you provide more info?

Didier Stevens

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Microsoft MVP 2011-2016 Consumer Security, Windows Insider MVP 2016-2019


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