"Win Patch V1.1.01"
( New update, new hidden routines'
Win '95 PROGRAM
Win Code Reversing
by The Sandman
Code Reversing For Beginners
Program Name: wpatch11.exe
Program Type: Win'95 Code Patching
Program Location: Here
Program Size: 1.32 Mb
3.2 - Debugger
V8.9 - Disassembler
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is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
Win Patch V1.1.01
update, new hidden routines' )
Written by The
This essay is in addition to my previous
one on [ Winpatch V1.0 - Essay
No 20 ] because of the following reasons:-
If you registered the previous version of WinPatch V1.01 using the in-built
'hidden routines' as described in my previous essay then installing this
newer version will result in the old serial now being rejected! Perhaps
the authors had read my essay..:)
If you've downloaded this newer version because you could'nt find the older
version that I had used for my previous essay then some of the things I
described in my previous essay will now be slightly different for
this newer release of WinPatch.
About this protection system
Registration is via the initial nag screen
then into the 'About Screen' and finally into the Registration Screen
by pressing the 'Register' button. Here you will be
asked to enter:-
Registration ID :
Successful registration will result in
your registration details being stored in your System Registry File at:-
This is in fact, the same place where
any previous versions of Winpatch store it's User Registration info..
Your first task before anything else it
so create a 'Dead Listing' of Win Patch using W32Dasm. If you've read my
other essay's then you should know how to do this by now.
the 'hidden' routines to get the program to register itself.
While still in W32Dasm
take a look at the String Data Resources used within this program.. See
anything that looks familiar?.
Yep, our old string
"Art+Debby!@" is still with us
so at least something's haven't changed..:)
I won't bore you all again with the code
to this protection system since it's almost the same as in previous versions.
Always learn from your *cracks*, it really does save you time and having
to re-invent the wheel each time you come across an upgrade for your target
OK, here's what you''ve been waiting for...
Go into the registration screen, then type
Registration ID: Art+Debby!@
Organization: Type in anything you want for this
Now press the 'OK' button, a message box will now show, telling you
"The Pin Is L&D-0626-77583914"
If you now press the 'OK' button to close this messagebox you
will see that the program has already typed this serial number into the
registration ID box!!!. So all you now need to do is press the 'OK'
button again to have a fully registered WinPatch program!.
For those of you who haven't read my previous essay on this target program
the old serial number was: 'The Pin Is D&L-1121-73823587'
Notice the difference?
There are of course, many other ways to
*crack* this program, I've only mentioned one of them, perhaps you can
come up with a few more?.
My thanks and gratitude goes to:
Fravia+ for providing possibly the greatest
source of Reverse Engineering
knowledge on the Web.
+ORC for showing me the light at the end
of the tunnel.
Do I really have to remind you all
that by buying and NOT stealing the software you use will ensure that these
software houses will continue to produce even *better* software for
us to use and more importantly, to continue offering even more challenges
to breaking their often weak protection systems.
If your looking for cracks or serial
numbers from these pages then your wasting your time, try searching elsewhere
on the Web under Warze, Cracks etc.
Page Created: 06th July