Sunday, 4 January 2015

HexDive finds interesting strings in binary files

You’ve found a mystery executable on your PC. What is it? Could it be malware? You check the file’s Properties dialog, and search for its name online, but can’t find anything useful. One common next step is to open it in an editor. If the file isn’t packed then you might find it contains meaningful text strings -- company names, URLs, prompts, paths, Registry keys -- which will give you much more information about its origins and purpose. There’s a problem: spotting any relevant text can be a challenge, especially when it’s scattered across hundreds of pages of binary garbage.… [Continue Reading]

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