Replace Notepad. On success, the key AppForText.exe will be deleted from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\currentversion\image file execution options. What would you like to do? Skip to content .

The best non-destructive way to replace Notepad is to use the Image File Execution Options hook in the registry to have windows launch Notepad++ instead of Notepad. Sign in Sign up Instantly share code, notes, and snippets. Last active Mar 25, 2020. Image File Execution Options Injection - Persistence Technique - ImageFileExecutionOptions.ps1. Even if you could install a debugger on a customer's system, if you set the debugger value in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\W3Wp.exe to "devenv.exe /debugexe" and did something to kick off an instance of the World Wide Web Worker Process, VS.NET would start, but you probably wouldn't see it - the devenv.exe process would be running, but … Embed Embed this gist in your website.

This technique involves using a set of registry settings called Image File Execution Options.

When that happens, we can launch the process inside the debugger to ensure that we capture a dump. These settings are used to make Windows run a debugger automatically when a program is launched. There is a nice, article in the Notepad++ wiki on replacing notepad and that’s what brings me to this post. All gists Back to GitHub. First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2008 There are times when tools such as DebugDiag, ADPlus or UserDump fail to capture a dump when a process terminates unexpectedly.

If you use the Image File Execution Options registry key to force a program to run under the debugger, all the kernel does is insert the debugger in front of the command line. netbiosX / ImageFileExecutionOptions.ps1. Replacing Notepad with PN via Image File Execution Options . Star 8 Fork 5 Code Revisions 3 Stars 8 Forks 5. Force a process to start under the Visual Studio Debugger The, I imagine, reason is that some malware uses these keys to resurrect itself on the launching of Explorer or other legit software if its own autorun entry is …

We can piggyback on this to run PN instead of notepad when it’s launched. In other words, the CreateProcess function figure out what program is about to be run and checks the Image File Execution Options.

Embed. Force a break while debugging when a dll/module is loaded [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\] "BreakOnDllLoad"=dword:00000001. The trick, unlike Notepad2 is that Notepad++ wasn’t apparently designed to be pluged in this way directly. Im finding that any debug entry in the Image File Execution registry section triggers a malware alert. Troubleshooting In case you set the debugger to auto attach to a process but when the process starts you get the dialog below with your process as the process that stopped working instead of the prompt to attach debugger …