Bobn Posted April 10, 2016 Report Share Posted April 10, 2016 If I were to explain why I'm asking this question, you would have a lot to read - it is rather involved and twisted. Let me ask the question and see what happens. If more information is needed, I'll explain where I'm coming from on this. Can a Windows prefetch file be a vehicle for malware? That is, can malware be inserted into a prefetch file so that that malware could then be "used" to damage, etc a system? My reading says No. Prefetch files contain data,not code, and are never "executed." And I've also seen entries on the immunet.com forum - such as: http://support.immunet.com/index.php?/topic/242-default-exclusions/?hl=prefetch which seem to say that prefetch files cannot be dangerous and are actually excluded from their scanning. So - can a prefetch file, or more generally, a file with file name extention .pf be used by a "bad" guy to make an attack? And to add a twist to the question - could such an attack, if possible, be used against an Apache server instaltion on a system running Linux? Bob Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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