Q
Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

What are desktop.ini and target.lnk?

In my IIS/Win2k logs on a Web site, people have been attempting to run "desktop.ini" and "target.lnk." What are these files?
They're related to tracking shortcuts, and I can't think of any reason someone would request them from your Web site. I'm not aware that those files would be useful in a malicious attack. I just checked the logs on a busy public server, and didn't find any such requests, so it's not a common problem.

I could tell you more if you include the full log entries.

Dig Deeper on Legacy operating systems

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchSQLServer

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close