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- Analyse PIF file
- Joah Senegal
September 18, 2006, 11:32 am
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Someone was sending me a *.PIF file wich is a shortcut to a MS-DOS program.
I know this kind of files can be harmfull. My virusscanner says the file
contains no virusses. But the filename is suspicious. So I want to analyse
this file... I''ve tried to open in by hexedit, and query the properties of
this file, without any result.
Anyone know how to analyse this file?
Re: Analyse PIF file
You should be able to view the file with a hex editor okay. Maybe you
are attempting to edit the file being linked to?
The reason the filename is suspicious is because of the way windows
treats .pif files. By default, such an extension would be hidden so
for example a file actually called "harmless.txt.pif" might appear on
your computer as "harmless.txt" leading you to believe you are about
to open a harmless text file in notepad and instead you are launching
an executable file of likely dubious origin.
- David H. Lipman
September 18, 2006, 1:07 pm
Re: Analyse PIF file
| Hello all,
| Someone was sending me a *.PIF file wich is a shortcut to a MS-DOS program.
| I know this kind of files can be harmfull. My virusscanner says the file
| contains no virusses. But the filename is suspicious. So I want to analyse
| this file... I''ve tried to open in by hexedit, and query the properties of
| this file, without any result.
| Anyone know how to analyse this file?
Please submit a sample to Virus Total --
The submission will then be tested against many different AV vendor's scanners.
That will give you an idea what it is and who recognizes it. In addition,
otherwise, Virus Total will provide the sample to all participating vendors.
You can also submit a suspect, one at a time, via the following email URL...
When you get the report, please post back the exact results.
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