Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:27 PM
Here's an informative article about ADS:http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Alt...ta_Streams.html
Generally I delete them when I find them (which isn't too often). Do so at your own risk tho'.
Here's some more links about them: http://www.wikistc.org/wiki/Alternate_data_streamshttp://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/altds
An interesting tool for this is available for free here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...es/Streams.mspx
It's run from the command line and will identify ADS files on your system. My relatively new XP Virtual Machine ran it and didn't find any ADS streams - so if you run it on your system I'd be interested in seeing the results (you can copy/paste them to your next post if you'd like).
EDIT: Oops! Almost forgot a rootkit detector. Here's a free one that I've used a few times: http://www.gmer.net/files.php
Edited by usasma, 12 February 2007 - 07:43 PM.
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