Updating a windows profile

HKEY_CURRENT_USER contains information for the currently logged-in users. Sub keys include hardware, SAM, security, software, and system.

One of the best targets by these attackers is the registry since it contains all configurations necessary for the computer to function normally.

Some lowly coded worms and viruses are making their ways in changing registry settings and causing devastating effects on a victim? Most worms created with *extensions are able to make changes to the registry by simply running the source file.

Older operating systems including Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME contain the HKEY_DYN_DATA hive which contained Plug and Play devices information.

Hives are considered the higher level key and contain sub keys with their corresponding value.

The registry is presented through a Graphical Unit Interface (GUI) application

Last modified 07-Jul-2017 03:47