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    DRIVER_BIN64 and DRIVER_BIN32

    A user at TSF has DRIVER_BIN64 installed on the system. A quick Google search shows that it is likely part of a package for allowing unsigned drivers to be installed on the system. Should this be added to the DRT? There would be no driver update link, but I think users should know that circumventing signed drivers in this fashion can lead to problems with the system.


    Some info from Symantec:



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    Re: DRIVER_BIN64 and DRIVER_BIN32

    It's been out for awhile now, I believe at least 1 video card manufacturer (ATI??) used it as a tool to load legacy drivers on newer systems.
    More info here > Download Tool to Bypass Driver Signing on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista - Softpedia
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    Driver Signing on Vista 64-bit ? Using the Process against Itself | Symantec Connect Community

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    Re: DRIVER_BIN64 and DRIVER_BIN32

    @ Mike - do you have a link to TSF post, please?

    I wa going to check syslist to see where the driver was located as it may contain a dir name that gives us a clue.

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    Re: DRIVER_BIN64 and DRIVER_BIN32

    It won't show up in $sys_list.txt since it lacks the *.sys extension. The full name is DRIVER_BIN64.




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    Re: DRIVER_BIN64 and DRIVER_BIN32

    I'd add it to the DRT w/a note that highlights the Symantec article and the phrase "rootkit-type behavior"
    Download info noted as "N/A" or something similar

    That way we document it, but don't offer support for it.
    IMO, even if the big boys (like AMD) use it, it's still a hack/crack and - IMO - an unauthorized mod of the OS
    FWIW - I did something similar with my system when installing the GBridge VPN drivers in Win8 RP. Never did like how the system operated after that.

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