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Patrick Barker
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Sayonara
If you haven't already noticed, I haven't posted in nearly half a year (ever since the Samsung debacle). My absence has nothing to do with it, and instead I've essentially devoted my life to health & fitness. I was slowly starting to drift from tech and IT ...

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Samsung deliberately disabling Windows Update
-- Windows Update will be abbreviated as "WU" in text from myself. On my home forum Sysnative , a user (wavly) was being assisted with a WU issue, which was going well, aside from the fact that wavly's WU kept getting disabled randomly. It was figured out ...

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FwpsStreamInjectAsync0 bug/leak - Bitdefender (0x4A)
Today I'll be investigating an issue involving Bitdefender, which is turned out to be a Windows bug/issue when I thought it'd be on Bitdefender. Bitdefender's 0x4A bug check issue has been prevalent for quite awhile now, but there's little to no documentati...

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Still Alive
Hi readers, Apologies for the lack of any content whatsoever since late February, I've just been busy with a lot of real life transitions all happening at once. I haven't had a lot (or almost any) time to analyze/debug bug checks or malware, so there's not ...

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Superfish
Oh boy, Superfish. I wanted to finish and post this blog post a week or so ago, but I moved housing and didn't have internet. The past few weeks regarding Superfish have been pretty interesting, hilarious, and unfortunate. Interesting and hilarious in that ...

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When 0xFC is not entirely a driver issue...
I very recently received a crash dump from a user in which they stated their system either rebooted randomly or bug checked during streamed content, etc. The user had their system built by a 3rd party, specifically Power4PC in Belgium. Given it was relative...

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Pirating Antiviruses
I receive crash dumps containing pirated antiviruses all the time, however I felt the need to blog about it for once because it's actually so often and just comical to me at this point. I also haven't blogged in a little while. I'm not really here to discus...

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SteamStealer - A look into the source code
I've been wanting to take a little bit of a look at the recent SteamStealer malware going around throughout November and December. There's a few different types, mainly being .src executables that connect to a designated server and drop the actual malware. ...

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Regin, the top-tier PASSIVE_LEVEL malware!
Over the past few weeks it seems left and right there's Regin this, Regin that. I am not going to do a detailed analysis and discuss its stages and what have you, as there are various/informative in-depth whitepapers, etc. To name a few: Symantec , Symantec...

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Stuxnet - Kernel analysis
Today I'll be taking a look at Stuxnet, and at a kernel level mostly (as usual) more than its impact on user-mode. I'll still however be going over a few user-mode things as it ties in with our kernel level discussion. I also won't go in-depth regarding all...
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