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RE: The Big List of Dodgy Apps

On 21 March 2007 14:53, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 21 March 2007 13:23, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>> As for something you missed in your list, how about 4) look in the table
>>> of installed services for those that correspond to known offenders, e.g.,
>>> ZoneAlarm...
>>   That counts as "known registry keys", since the 'table of installed
>> services' is basically derived from the contents of
>> HKLM/System/CCS/Services. (With the added advantage that it also
>> includes kernel-mode device drivers).
> Fair enough, though I understood your phrasing as looking for the registry
> keys that the applications store, rather than the Windows registry keys.

  You read too much, or perhaps not enough, into the phrase "registry keys
that would indicate it has been installed".  If an application is known to
install a problematic service, I would say that the key it generates under CCS
certainly does "indicate it has been installed".  Albeit (but only
ever-so-slightly) implicitly.

  However, this has nothing to do with hippos.  Look!  Behind you!  <runs

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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