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Persistent Payload in Windows Volume Shadow Copy

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Persistent Payload in Windows Volume Shadow Copy



This module will attempt to create a persistent payload in a new volume shadow copy. This is based on the VSSOwn Script originally posted by Tim Tomes and Mark Baggett. This module has been tested successfully on Windows 7. In order to achieve persistence through the RUNKEY option, the user should need password in order to start session on the target machine.


  • Jedediah Rodriguez <Jedi.rodriguez@gmail.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/local/vss_persistence
msf exploit(vss_persistence) > show targets
msf exploit(vss_persistence) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(vss_persistence) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(vss_persistence) > exploit

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