.. / Forfiles.exe
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Selects and executes a command on a file or set of files. This command is useful for batch processing.


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Detection:

Execute

Executes calc.exe since there is a match for notepad.exe in the c:\windows\System32 folder.
forfiles /p c:\windows\system32 /m notepad.exe /c calc.exe
Usecase: Use forfiles to start a new process to evade defensive counter measures
Privileges required: User
OS: Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
MITRE ATT&CK®: T1202



Alternate data streams

Executes the evil.exe Alternate Data Stream (AD) since there is a match for notepad.exe in the c:\windows\system32 folder.
forfiles /p c:\windows\system32 /m notepad.exe /c "c:\folder\normal.dll:evil.exe"
Usecase: Use forfiles to start a new process from a binary hidden in an alternate data stream
Privileges required: User
OS: Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
MITRE ATT&CK®: T1564.004