North American University Alternate Data Steams Discussion Questions
Part – I
Download Microsoft Streams in a Windows Computer or Windows Virtual Machine (Streams – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs )
Run “streams.exe -s” on a folder where there is downloaded content (anything you downloaded from internet). Note: You need to navigate to the folder with cd command from cmd and “type streams.exe -s”
Take a screenshot and add to your assignment.
Part – II
Answer the questions below:
What are Alternate Data Steams ?
What does it mean to FAT wash ADS from a file ?
Part – III
Insert the EICAR anti-virus test signature string on a text file and save it. (Download Anti Malware Testfile – Eicar) Explain what happened (How did your antivirus or Windows firewall reacted ?).
Insert the EICAR anti-virus test signature string as an alternate data stream to some file on your machine and test if your Anti-Virus can detect it. (You can use echo <EICAR string> your txtfile.txt:additionalfile.txt , for more information: Creating an Alternate Data Stream | Alternate Data Streams: Threat or Menace? | InformIT )
Display the ADS (with more < txtfile.txt:additionalfile.txt)
I need separate explanations for each part with the screenshots. Please see attached file to see the report sample.