Earlier this year, I released a proof-of-concept project called “EmbedExeLnk” – this tool would generate a Windows link (.lnk) file containing an embedded EXE payload. I have taken this concept further and created a tool that generates a Windows registry (.reg) file containing an EXE payload.
Smart. I didn’t realize this was even possible!
Windows registry has been broken for so many years. Just throw it out, i guess it made sense when you had 8mb ram. I now sit at 512gb ram and still can not get the grip of the registry. It is the main source of all infections in the US according to several posts from the NSA (that entire operation is dubious at best)
Why cant microsoft just remove it now in the age of ssd’s and processors faster than a 486?
The speed difference was at one point a valid claim, but as SGI showed: a file on a XFS file system can be reached faster than a binary call to the windows registry on a ntfs system. THE supposed benefit was called into question.
Phoronix has some biased benchmarks (they favout ext, as they see it as freer) but xfs still beat all of them in almost all use cases.