SYS file

SYS file

(SYStem file) A file extension commonly used for DOS/Windows drivers, such as ANSI.SYS, HIMEM.SYS and KEYBOARD.SYS. See system file.
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The ini file maintains a list of p2p peer information for maintaining communication throughout the botnet, while the sys file is a driver that injects code deep into the operating system.
For example, the potential savings from collecting logs automatically is (% of time engineers spend collecting sys files) X (% of time sys files are needed) X (% of time the collection could be completed in a wizard) X (% of time cases are submitted online).
Upon start up, Malantern deletes files in the Windows temporary directory (C:\WINDOWS\TEMP) and all SYS files in the Windows system drivers directory (C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DRIVERS\).