Mitigating Shims as a Persistence Mechanism

App compat shims are a terrific tool for enabling you to modernize your operating system. By resolving app compat issues, this tool has enabled many, many customers to update to the latest version of the operating system, and sometimes even remediate issues with patches. And I would assert that the security value of this modernization…

0

My First Windows 10 Shim – Quicken 2017 on Build 15002

My luck finally ran out today – so far, I have had zero apps broken by Windows 10 build upgrades, but my streak ended today. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t actually a problem with Windows 10 changing behavior, it was yet another hard coded version check. Quicken 2017 is looking for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full for the Version…

0